Ostrea folium   Gmelin,  1791 (Mussel)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Bivalvia

Size: 45 mm in length and 30 mm in width.

Color: Pale brownish purple throughout.

Shell elongated, broadly ovate in outline; left valve deeply concave, right valve raised into broad, round, tube-like, longitudinal rib along the middle; surface smooth.

Synonym (s)

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats



• 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
  • Siddiqui, G and Ahmed, M (2002) Oyster species of the sub tropical coast of Pakistan (northern Arabian Sea) Indian Journal of Marine Sciences CSIR, New Delhi 31 108-118 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

Page last updated on:2013-01-09

Back to Search