Maxima Clams - Tridacna maxima - giant clams - usually don't grow larger than 20 cm so it is known as the small giant clam. To live, this bivalve has to sunbath! Symbiotic plants in its skin produce nutrients for their host and without these symbiots, the clam would die.
Ocean Portal by The Smithsonian Institution Phronima Share on stumbleupon Share on reddit Share on digg More Sharing Services 0 This tiny, shrimplike creature is no more than 2.5 centimeters (1 inch) long, but it’s as ferocious as a shark. Its giant eyes spot prey.