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Zooxanthellae (zo zan THEL ee), single-celled green algae, live within the
tissues of corals. In addition to assisting them in manufacturing calcium
carbonate, they also give the animals food and oxygen through photosynthesis.
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One of the most spectacular of all mollusks, the giant clam (Tridacna), keeps a
population of zooxanthellae in its mantle — the tissue layer that secretes its shell.
The huge bivalve, which can weigh one ton, is wedged for life between the corals
... 83-84, 87 sperm, 20, 81-82, 105 willets, 29 worms, marine, 9, 17, 27, 53, 62, 68
, 92 sand castle, 62 See also polychaetes. worms, round, 27 wrasse cleaner, 15
territorial behavior of, 15 zooplankton, 73, 74-75, 84, 97 zooxanthellae, 9, 17 ...
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