JungleDragon is a nature and wildlife community for photographers, travellers and anyone who loves nature. We're genuine, free, ad-free and beautiful.

Join

Blue-lipped Coral Oyster - Pedum spondyloideum You can see the red little eyes in this clam :-) Blue-lipped Coral Oyster,Fall,Geotagged,Indonesia,Pedum spondyloideum Click/tap to enlarge PromotedCountry intro

Blue-lipped Coral Oyster - Pedum spondyloideum

You can see the red little eyes in this clam :-)

    comments (8)

  1. Oysters have eyes??? Posted 3 months ago
    1. Of course! Look at the cool video here :-)
      https://seaunseen.com/coral-scallop/
      Posted 3 months ago
      1. Whaaaaaat.....200 mirrors? I had no idea they had any vision at all. Posted 3 months ago
        1. Maybe they see even better than us, underwater for sure :-D Posted 3 months ago
      2. Wow, amazing! Had no idea, neither! Posted 3 months ago
        1. We learn a lot here from each other's postings. I love it! Posted 3 months ago
  2. Beautiful shot, great colours. Posted 3 months ago
  3. It looks like it's smiling! Posted 3 months ago

Sign in or Join in order to comment.

The pectinid scallop Pedum spondyloideum occurs almost exclusively on massive coral colonies of the genus Porites. These scallops have reduced the effects of recent heavy levels of predation by the starfish Acanthaster planci on their coral hosts on the Great Barrier Reef. Scallops repel foraging starfish and other echinoderms on contact by repeated expulsion of jets of water. In coral populations subject to heavy predation pressure, this paramutualistic behavlour has resulted in significantly greater.. more

Similar species: Pectinoida
Species identified by Patomarazul
View Patomarazul's profile

By Patomarazul

All rights reserved
Uploaded Oct 14, 2020. Captured Nov 5, 2019 03:31 in Indonesia.
  • TG-5
  • f/6.3
  • 1/200s
  • ISO200
  • 16.48mm