Barbatia obliquata   (Wood,  1828) (Clam)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Bivalvia

Size: 15-35 mm

Colour: Reddish brown

Lower margin of shell concave. Shells sculptured with fine radiating ridges, and covered with a black velvety fur, which is often eroded away except along the edges. Eroded areas white. Inner surface shows brown markings posteriorly.

Synonym (s)
Arca obliquata W. Wood, 1828

Common Name (s)
• Oblique Ark Shell (English)
Economic Importance and Threats
Importance:  Commercial

Habitat:  Sandy,Coastal
Trophic Level:  Consumer


• Gujarat, Gulf of Kachchh (Lat: 22.6) (Long: 69.5) INDIA
• Andhra Pradesh, Vishakhapatnam INDIA
• Gujarat, Saurashtra 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
  • Ganesh, T; Raman, AV and Rao, KVS (2006) New records of marine molluscs from the northeast coast of India, Bay of Bengal Journal of the Bomaby Natural History Society BNHS, India 103(1) 29-33 Available at - NIO, Goa
  • Hosseinzadeh, H; Daghoghi, B and Rameshi, H (2001) Atlas of the Persian Gulf molluscs Oman sea fisheries research center, Oman 208 Available at - NIO, Goa
  • Branch, GM; Griffiths, CL; Branch, CL and Beckley, LE (2008) Two oceans: A guide to the marine life of Southern Africa Struik Publishers 359 pp Available at -
  • Dholakia, AD (2004) Marine resources Fisheries and aquatic resources of India Daya publishing house 271-303 Available at - NIO, Goa

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