In this paper, we report surveys of allozyme variation in Tridacna
maxima populations sampled throughout the species range in the west Pacific from Australia to Polynesia to test [TABULAR DATA FOR TABLE 1 OMITTED] whether the northwest to southeast trend in gene flow perpendicular to major surface currents found in T.
(1988) studied gonad maturation of the giant clam Tridacna
gigas (Linnaeus, 1758) (subfamily Tridacninae) by qualitatively characterizing the maturity stages of male and female tissues.
In the Fatu-ma-Futi assemblage, several of the largest taxa, such as Tridacna
, Turbo, and Trochus are found living on the hard substrate or nearby coral sand of coral reef habitats.
(2006) examined how light intensity and water temperature influence the symbiosis rates of Tridacna
derasa, and Tridacna
KEY WORDS: giant clam, Tridacna
maxima, demographics, density, distribution, management, Papua New Guinea
maxima (Giant Clam), Melo amphora (Baler), Muricidae sp.
Meanwhile, log-phase cultures of the following isolates of Symbiodinium were harvested and washed in FSW by centrifugation at 1000 X g for 5 mm: (1) TC2A, a clonal isolate from the tridacnid clam Tridacna
crocea (see isolate PHQU TC2A from Baillie et al., 1998); (2) HH2A, a clonal isolate from the tridacnid clam Hippopus hippopus (see isolate PHSC HH2A from Baillie et al., 1998); (3) HA3-5, a clonal isolate of a free-living isolate from Hawaiian subtidal sands (see Carlos et al., 1999); (4) CS164, a clonal isolate from the anemone Aiptasia tagetes (culture purchased from the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation [CSJRO], Australia); and (5) CS 156, a clonal isolate from the stony coral Montipora verrucosa (culture purchased from CSIRO).
KEY WORDS: salinity, giant clam, Tridacna
gigas, stress response, clearance rate, absorption efficiency
From 1976 onwards (Green 1976, 1979, 1991a: Table 3) two Tridacna
marine shell radiocarbon determinations have been available as an indication of the approximate age of the SE-SZ-8 dentate-decorated Lapita site of Nanggu, on the island of Nendo or Santa Cruz, in the Outer Eastern Islands of the Solomons.
These bivalves include all of the species in the subfamily Tridacninae, including the well-known genera of larger clams, Tridacna
and Hippopus, as well as less well-known genera of much smaller clams in the subfamily Fraginae, such as Corculum and Fragum (Kawaguti, 1950, 1983; Schneider, 1998).
The biggest clam in the nursery is a 98.3-centimeter long Tridacna
gigas and the shortest is a 3-cm juvenile.
In addition, no basophilic granulocytes were observed in the giant clam (Tridacna
crocea) (Nakayama et al.