found on the tops or slopes of the reef in shallow water, often living together in great congregations. They will have bored themselves slightly into the coral rock or substrate on which they sit and will be firmly attached by their byssus glands.
They are the most common and widespread of the clams. It occupies well-lit areas, due to its symbiotic relationship with photosynthetic algae, which require sunlight for energy production
IUCN Red List
GBIF Distribution Map for Tridacna maxima not found.