Mesodesma glabratum   (Lamarck,  1805) (Clam)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Bivalvia


Color: Whitish towards the umbo and yellowish brown towards the margins.

Shell thick, solid, compressed and triangular in outline, with narrow or more or less pointed hind end and broad and rounded front margin; shell slightly inequilateral; anterior side little longer than posterior. Surface of the shell closely and strongly concentrically striated; umbones are small and there is no lunule; hinge bears two thick cardinal teeth in each valve; elongated lateral tooth is also present; pallial sinus small and angular; inner surface is smooth, glossy and white.

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Habitat:  Sandy, Coastal


• Tamil Nadu, Gulf of Mannar INDIA

Literature Source(s)
  • Rao, GC (1990) Present status of the sea cow, Dugong dugon Journal of Andaman Science Association 6 185-189
  • Jones, S (1969) The molluscan fishery resources of India Proceedings of the Symposium on Mollusca CMFRI 906-918 Available at -
  • Society for the Management of European Biodiversity Data (2009) World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Available at -
  • 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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