Tridacna Bruguière 1797 (cockle)

Bivalvia - Cardiida - Cardiidae

Parent taxon: Tridacninae according to M. Harzhauser et al. 2008

See also Lamprell and Whitehead 1992, Sepkoski 2002 and Vokes 1980

Sister taxa: Avicularium, Byssocardium, Hippopus, Omanidacna, Tridachnes

Subtaxa: Tridacna (Chametrachea) Tridacna (Tridacna) Tridacna evae Tridacna maxima

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Ecology: stationary epifaunal photosymbiotic-suspension feeder

Distribution:

• Quaternary of Australia (2 collections), Cook Islands (1), Djibouti (3), Egypt (2), Eritrea (3), French Polynesia (3), Iran (1), Japan (6), Jordan (4), Kenya (5), Kiribati (1), Pakistan (1), Papua New Guinea (1), Saudi Arabia (2), the Seychelles (8), Sudan (1), Tonga (1), Yemen (2)

• Pliocene of Indonesia (1), Japan (1)

• Miocene of Indonesia (5), Malaysia (1), the Marshall Islands (1), Northern Mariana Islands (1), Oman (1)

Total: 58 collections including 69 occurrences

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