The Giant Tridacna Gigas Clam is the king of clams. Tridacna Gigas clam seashells are the largest bivalves in the world which can reach up to 4 feet across. Giant clam sea shells are successfully farmed making them an excellent renewable resource. Giant clams are considered a delicacy in the South Pacific.
The Symbiosis of Giant Clams by discovery: Iridocytes, the reflective blue and green iridescent cells on the lips of giant clams redirect sunlight deep within the clam's tissues where it illuminates vertical columns of symbiotic photosynthetic algae which live there and produce nutrients for their animal host. #Giant_Clam #Symbiosis ##Iridocytes