Plicatula australis   Lamarck,  1819 (Clam)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Taxonomy
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Mollusca
Class: Bivalvia
Order:Pectinoida
Family:Plicatulidae

Description
Color: Whitish or pale yellowish brown with numerous black dots scattered all over the surface.

Shell small, oyster- like, rough exterior; valves roughly ovate or elongately roundish and depressed; hinge bears two strong teeth; ligamentary nodule is small and situated centrally; auricles are rudimentary; pallial impression distinct; single adductor muscle impression relatively large, circular and placed posteriorly.


Synonym (s)
Plicatula depressa Lamarck, 1819
Plicatula lineata Recluz, 1851
Plicatula multiplicata Deshayes in Maillard, 1863

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats

Ecology

Biogeography



Literature Source(s)
  • Rao, GC (1990) Present status of the sea cow, Dugong dugon Journal of Andaman Science Association 6 185-189
  • Ray, HC (1977) Contribution to the knowledge of the molluscan fauna of Maungmagan, Lower Burma (with descriptions of one new genus and species of the Family Turridae (Gastropoda) 8) Contribution to the knowledge of the molluscan fauna of Maungmagan, Lower Burma (with descriptions of one new genus and species of the Family Turridae (Gastropoda) 8) Indian Museum, Calcutta 1-150 Available at - Zoological Records (Burma marine)
  • Society for the Management of European Biodiversity Data (2009) World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Available at - http://www.marinespecies.org

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