Definition of Tridacnidae
1. Noun. Large marine hard-shell clams.
Generic synonyms: Mollusk Family
Group relationships: Bivalvia, Class Bivalvia, Class Lamellibranchia, Class Pelecypoda, Lamellibranchia
Member holonyms: Genus Tridacna, Tridacna
Lexicographical Neighbors of Tridacnidae
Literary usage of Tridacnidae
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. The Transactions of the Microscopical Society of London by Microscopical Society of London (1853)
"From the cleanings of Tridacnidae and other shells. Plate IV., fig. ... Found on Tridacnidae and other shells from the Indian Seas, not unfrequent. Diam. ..."
2. The Geographical Distribution of Animals: With a Study of the Relations of by Alfred Russel Wallace (1876)
"The Tridacnidae, or Clam-shells, are of very large size, and are confined to the Tropical regions of the Indian and Pacific Oceans. ..."
3. The Encyclopædia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature and by Hugh Chisholm (1911)
"Tridacnidae.—Mantle closed to a considerable extent; apertures distant from each other; no siphons; a single adductor; shell thick. ..."
4. A Treatise on Zoology by Edwin Ray Lankester (1906)
"... hinge-tooth. posterior axis and a proportional increase of the dorso-ventral axis of the body, a phenomenon particularly well marked in the Tridacnidae. ..."