Ostrea forskalii   Gmelin  (Mussel)
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Taxonomy
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Mollusca
Class: Bivalvia
Order:Ostreoida
Family:Ostreidae

Description
Color: Whitish or greyish white boldly marked with deep purple.

The left valve which is attached to the substratum is thick and large and the right covers it as a shallow lid; margin of the valves is thrown into a series of folds which are extended radially; single large adductor impression in the center of the valves.


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Ecology
Habitat:  Coastal

Biogeography


• Tamil Nadu, Dhanushkodi INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Krusadai Island (Lat: 9.23) (Long: 79.22) INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Pamban (Lat: 9.29) (Long: 79.21) INDIA

Literature Source(s)
  • Rao, GC (1990) Present status of the sea cow, Dugong dugon Journal of Andaman Science Association 6 185-189
  • Samuel, VD; Chacko, D and Edward, JKP (2005) Preliminary study on the molluscan diversity of “the lost world’’– Dhanushkodi, east coast of India Proceedings of the National Seminar on Reef Ecosystem Remediation SDMRI Special Research Publication No.9 54-58 Available at - http://www.sdmri.org/reports/proceedings%202005%20-%20sdmri.pdf
  • 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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