inside clam

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  1. traut

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    Can some1 pls tel me what is inside my clam??
    It seems to be like some sort of black n whate spider... Quite creepy and I can't take a pic as it doesn't allow to. Hoping some1 knows about this
     
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    Hi! It is a symbiotic crab sometimes referred to a a pea crab! Nothing to worry about!
     
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    Thanks a lot!
    Wats a symbiotic crab?
     
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    Symbiotic means living together with mutual benefit..
    Thus the crab gets protection from the clam, and the clam probably gets some food from the crab... Or some other benefit.
     
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    They live together in harmony

    Safe shrimps and crabs:
    Symbiotic shrimp from the family Palaemondidae (Anchistus, Conchodytes and Paranchistus) or small crabs such as Pea Crabs of the family Pinnotheridae may be visible through the inhalant siphon in larger clams.
    These animals live inside the clam and do not harm it, although what they eat and what they do for the clam is unknown.

    Reference
    Care of Tridacnid Clams, Giant Clam Care and Clam Facts
     
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    That's crazy!
    Thanks a lot guys for ur on the minute info!
     
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