Giant clams are the world’s largest clams. The largest of all molluscs, the giant clam prefers the warm waters around Australia's Great Barrier Reef.
No two Giant clams have the same coloration and have an average lifespan in the wild of 100 years or more.
With some Giant clams growing up to 1.2 meters they are one of the largest underwater creatures.
They achieve their enormous proportions by consuming sugars and proteins produced by the algae that live in their tissues. In exchange, they offer the algae a safe home and regular access to sunlight for photosynthesis.
Did you know?
House hunting for clams is very important, as once it latches on to a rock its stays in the same place for the rest of its life.