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Water Colors Aquarium Gallery Podcast
146. Photosynthetic Clams

This episode, is all about clams in the subfamily Tridacninae. Photosynthetic clams look stunning and otherworldly, yet their physiology is even more fascinating than their appearance. The Water Colors team covers a wide array of related topics; including the history of clam aquaculture, a brief overview of care, and a handful of species profiles.

Species Discussed in this Episode:
– Giant clam (Tridacna gigas)
– Southern giant clam (Tridacna derasa)
– Small giant clam (Tridacna maxima)
– Boring clam (Tridacna crocea)
– Fluted giant clam (Tridacna squamosa)
– Horse hoof clam (Hippopus hippopus)

Related species that were omitted due to a lack of commercial availability:
– Elongated clam (Tridacna elongatissima)
– Tevoro clam (Tridacna mbalavuana)
– Noah’s clam (Tridacna noae)
– Rosewater’s clam (Tridacna rosewateri)
Tridacna squamosina (synonymous with Tridacna costata)
– Porcelain clam (Hippopus porcellanus)


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