giant clams

Up close with the mythical Devil Clam, Tridacna mbalavuana

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  1. For at least 10 years there have been records of T. mbalavuana on reefs in the Coral Sea near the Great Barrier Reef. These were seen on surveys done by Marine Biologists from the central GBR. One of these is Dr. Daniela Ceccareli. She has shown me pictures of these clam speciments and I have recently heard that they found another specimen in water as shallow as 8 m. I was one of the three authors that initially named this species as T. tevoroa. Its distribution likely takes it to the outer reefs of the GBR.

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