Tridacna (Tridacna) gigas Linnaeus 1758 (cockle)

Bivalvia - Cardiida - Cardiidae

Alternative combinations: Chama gigas, Tridacna gigas

Belongs to Tridacna (Tridacna) according to M. Harzhauser et al. 2008

See also Kosnik 2002

Sister taxa: Tridacna (Tridacna) derasa, Tridacna (Tridacna) tevoroa

Ecology: stationary epifaunal photosymbiotic-suspension feeder


• Quaternary of Eritrea (2 collections), French Polynesia (1), Kenya (3), the Seychelles (3), Sudan (1), Tonga (1)

• Miocene of Indonesia (2)

Total: 13 collections each including a single occurrence

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