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Definition of Tridacna

Tridacna
Tridacna Tri*dac"na, n. [L., pl., a kind of oysters, fr. Gr. ? eaten at three bites, ? tri- + ? to bite.] (Zo["o]l.) A genus of very large marine bivalve shells found on the coral reefs of the Indian and Pacific Oceans. One species (T. gigas) often weighs four or five hundred pounds, and is sometimes used for baptismal fonts. Called also paw shell, and fountain shell.

Meaning of Tridacna from wikipedia

- Mascarene region Tridacna noae (Röding, 1798) -- China sea Subgenus Tridacna (Tridacna) Tridacna derasa (Röding, 1798) -- Western Pacific Tridacna gigas (Linnaeus...
- clam genus Tridacna that are the largest living bivalve mollusks. There are actually several species of "giant clams" in the genus Tridacna, which are...
- Tridacna squamosa, known commonly as the fluted giant clam and scaly clam, is one of a number of large clam species native to the shallow coral reefs of...
- Tridacna derasa, the southern giant clam or smooth giant clam, is a species of extremely large marine clam in the family Cardiidae. The southern giant...
- The maxima clam (Tridacna maxima), also known as the small giant clam, is a species of bivalve mollusc found throughout the Indo-Pacific region. They are...
- Tridacna crocea, the boring clam, crocus clam, crocea clam or saffron-coloured clam, is a species of bivalve in the family Cardiidae. It is native to the...
- Tridacna rosewateri is a species of marine bivalve in the family Cardiidae. It is endemic to Mauritius. Wells, S. (1996). "Tridacna rosewateri". IUCN...
- Tridacna costata is a species of giant clam. It lives in the shallow waters of the Red Sea. Fossil evidence suggests the stocks of these giant clams began...
- Tridacna noae, also known as Noah’s Giant Clam or the Teardrop clam, is a species of giant sal****er clam. Up until recently, T. noae was mistaken as being...
- Tridacna mbalavuana, the tevoro clam, is a species of bivalve in the family Cardiidae. It is found in Fiji and Tonga. It is currently listed on the IUCN...