Semele casta   (Reeve,  1853) (Clam)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Bivalvia

Color: Shell white, faintly tinged with pale yellowish brown.

Shell small, inequilateral, the dorsal margin behind the umbo is straight, sloping and meets the rounded posterior margin; sculpture consists of a number of strong, minutely folded concentric lamellae separated by deep intersticeswhich are finely radially striated. The positions of the external concentric ridges are indicated on the smooth innre surface of the shell.

Synonym (s)
Amphidesma casta Reeve, 1853

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
  • 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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