Mantle of the boring clam

Mantle of the boring clam

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Credit: GEORGETTE DOUWMA/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Mantle of the boring clam (Tridacna crocea), also known as the crocus clam, crocea clam or saffron-coloured clam. The colours come from symbiotic zooxanthellae dinoflagellates in the clam's tissues. Photographed in Indonesia.

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