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Spondylus varius, variable thorny oyster
Subject: Spondylus varius, variable thorny oyster
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Spondylus varius Thorny Oyster Fiji by Nick Hobgood - Spondylus varius, giant variable thorny oyster.jpg
Resolution: 2200x1690 File Size: 4928553 Bytes Date: 2013:04:13 13:46:52 Camera: Canon EOS REBEL T3i (Canon) F number: f/11.3 Exposure: 1/160 sec Focal Length: 50/1 Upload Date: 2017:01:30 00:16:17

Spondylus varius, variable thorny oyster

A live individual of Spondylus varius, in situ off Fiji

English: Spondylus varius Thorny Oyster
Date 13 April 2013, 13:46:52
Author Nick Hobgood

Spondylus varius, is a species of large saltwater clam, a marine bivalve mollusc in the family Spondylidae, the thorny oysters. S. varius reaches a maximum size of about 15-20 cm. It lives at a depths of 30 m, and like most bivalves, is a filter-feeder, using plankton as a food source. This species can be found in the Indo-Pacific Ocean and off Australia, China, the Philippines, Japan, and Taiwan. Order: Pectinoida, Family: Spondylidae.
Spondylus varians (probably a misspelling)
Spondylus delessertii Chenu, 1844
Spondylus striatospinosus Chenu, 1844

saltwater clam
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