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giant clam

noun
1.
any of several huge clams of the family Tridacnidae, inhabiting the shallow waters of coral reefs in the tropical Indo-Pacific, as Tridacna gigas: some may weigh more than 500 pounds (225 kg).
Origin
1945-1950
1945-50
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  • Several species, such as the giant clam, were used for cultural celebrations and events.
  • Turtle, whales, sharks and the giant clam all find refuge in this protected area.
  • Foreign commercial and local subsistence fisheries over exploiting the giant clam population is unfortunate.
  • One animal that has already been overfished from many coral reefs is the giant clam.
  • Turtles, whales, sharks and the giant clam all find refuge in this protected area.
  • Turtles, whales, sharks and the giant clam all fi nd refuge in this protected area.

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