Arca navicularis   Bruguiere,  1789 (Clam)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Bivalvia

Size: Maximum shell length 6 cm, commonly to 4.5 cm.

Synonym (s)
Arca cumingi H. Adams & A. Adams, 1858
Arca noae Linnaeus, 1758
Arca fuscomarginata Dunker, 1871
Arca linter Jonas, 1845
Arca subquadrangula Dunker in Philippi, 1847
Arca symphenacis Oliver & Chesney, 1994
Bentharca excavata Hayami & Kase, 1993
Navicula subnavicularis Iredale, 1939

Common Name (s)
• Indo-Pacific Ark (English)
Economic Importance and Threats

Habitat:  Rocky


• Gujarat, Gulf of Kachchh (Lat: 22.6) (Long: 69.5) INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Kilakarai INDIA

Literature Source(s)
  • Subba Rao, NV and Sastry, DRK (2005) Fauna of Marine National Park, Gulf of Kuchchh (Gujarat) ZSI 79 pp Available at - NCL, Pune
  • Allen, GR (2005) Reef fishes of northwestern Madagascar RAP Bulletin of Biological Assessment 31 39-48
  • Poutiers, JM (1998) Bivalves FAO species identification guide for fishery purposes. The living marine resources of the western central Pacific. Volume 1: Seaweeds, corals, bivalves and gastropods FAO, Rome 1 686 pp Available at -
  • Society for the Management of European Biodiversity Data (2009) World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Available at -
  • Sundaram, KS; Sarvesan, R; Mohamed, KH and Shanbhogue, SL (1969) Catalogue of molluscs, prawns, stomatopods and marine algae in the reference collections of the central marine fisheries research institute Bulletin Of Central Marine Fisheries Research Institute CMFRI, Cochin 9 1-52 Available at -

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