Australian Biological Resources Study

Australian Faunal Directory


Regional Maps

Species Tridacna (Chametrachea) maxima (Röding, 1798)

Burrowing Clam, Elongate Giant Clam, Elongate Myadora, Great Clam, Rugose Giant Clam

Compiler and date details

December 2010 - Peter U. Middelfart, Winston F. Ponder & Des Beechey, Australian Museum, Sydney, NSW, Australia


Generic Combinations




Northern Territory, Queensland, Western Australia

Extra Distribution Information

Indo-west Pacific

IBRA and IMCRA regions (map not available)


Timor Transition (1), Cocos (Keeling) Island Province (22), Christmas Island Province (23), Northern Shelf Province (25), Northwest Shelf Transition (26), Northwest Shelf Province (27), Northeast Shelf Province (40), Northeast Shelf Transition (41)

Ecological Descriptors

Coral reef, intertidal, marine.

Extra Ecological Information

30 m. Commonly embedded in living coral e.g. Porites or limestone in shallow water reefs, or attached by byssus among corals, on the surface of the reef


History of changes

Note that this list may be incomplete for dates prior to September 2013.
Published As part of group Action Date Action Type Compiler(s)
23-Apr-2018 BIVALVIA 23-Apr-2018 MODIFIED Mr Des Beechey Ingo Burghardt Ms Anouk Mututantri (AM)
11-Aug-2014 11-Aug-2014 MOVED
11-Aug-2014 TRIDACNOIDEA 18-Sep-2013 MODIFIED Dr Winston Ponder (AM) Mr Des Beechey (AM) Dr Peter Middelfart (AM)
14-Jul-2011 MODIFIED