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Tridacna gigas

Tridacna gigas
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Copyright: Luciano Gollini (lousat) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2018-11-29
Categories: Molluscs
Camera: Pentax Optio WG2
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2019-03-08 4:40
Viewed: 414
Points: 14
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Phylum: Mollusca
Class: Bivalvia
Order: Heterodonta
Family: Cardiidae
Genus: Tridacna
Subgenus:Tridacna (Tridacna)
Species:T. gigas

The small islands that surround Nosy Be have a beautiful coral reef. It is certainly not the Egyptian or Maldivian, but many colorful fish can be observed. But it seemed right to pay homage to this beautiful giant Tridacna, the largest existing bivalve mollusc, whose valves, crossed by wide longitudinal ribs, can reach a meter and a half in length, while the total weight can reach 300 kg. I was happy to still be able to use my old underwater camera which still works great. Photo taken on the barrier of the island of Nosy Tanikely. Giant clams are the members of the clam genus Tridacna that are the largest living bivalve mollusks. There are actually several species of "giant clams" in the genus Tridacna, which are often misidentified for Tridacna gigas, the most commonly intended species referred to as “the giant clam”. More info on wikipedia.

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  • Great 
  • mamcg Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 333 W: 13 N: 91] (9843)
  • [2019-03-08 9:23]

Whole green and shades of green, well shot.

  • Great 
  • hsn6a Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 160 W: 0 N: 435] (8652)
  • [2019-03-08 9:41]


Hello Luciano,
No doubt a fantastic clear water around the islands....Lovely colors and good details.

Bonjour Luciano,

Le sujet est bien cadré. La prise de vue permet de voir les détails Tridacne géant. La lumière met en valeur la beauté des couleurs. Bonne journée.


Ciao Luciano, magnifica creatura in una fantastica foto, stupefacente la trasparenza dell'acqua, ottimi dettagli, gran colori naturali e splendida nitidezza, bravissimo, ciao Silvio

Hello Luciano,
I like this underwear shot. It's clear and well illuminated. So many things to see!
Thanks for sharing,
Regards and have a nice weekend,

  • Great 
  • periko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 70 W: 2 N: 145] (1487)
  • [2019-03-11 17:07]

Hi Luciano
Rare and interesting image in your gallery.
Well captured.


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