Musculus nanus   (Dunker,  1856) (Clam)
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Taxonomy
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Mollusca
Class: Bivalvia
Order:Mytiloida
Family:Mytilidae

Description
Size: 3 mm- 13 mm in length.

Color: Shell is pale horny yellowish, very finely variegated with reddish brown markings.

Shell minute, thin, delicate and almost semi transparent, obliquely ovate, with umbo slightly sub-terminal and beak-like; anterior margin narrowed and the posterior margin broadly expanded; dorsal margin distinctly obtusely angled in the middle. Surface bears fine, close-set ridges radiating from the umbo.


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Economic Importance and Threats

Ecology

Biogeography


• Andhra Pradesh, Off Visakhapatnam Coast (Lat: 17.7) (Long: 83.3) INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Krusadai Island (Lat: 9.23) (Long: 79.22) INDIA

Literature Source(s)
  • Rao, GC (1990) Present status of the sea cow, Dugong dugon Journal of Andaman Science Association 6 185-189
  • Sarma, ALN (1977) The phytal fauna of Sargassum off Visakhapatnam coast Journal of the Marine Biological Association of India Marine Biological Association of India, Ernakulam, Cochin-682 011, India 16(3) 741-755 Available at - NIO, RC, Kochi
  • Society for the Management of European Biodiversity Data (2009) World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Available at - http://www.marinespecies.org
  • Satyamurti, ST (1956) The Mollusca of Krusadai island in the Gulf of Mannar II.- Scaphopoda, Pelecypoda and Cephalopoda Bulletin of the Madras Government 1(2) 202 pp Available at - NIO, Goa

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