Scapharca inequivalvis   (Bruguiere)  (Clam)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Bivalvia

Size: Length 12.85-18.80 mm; width 11.10-15.40 mm; height 14.30 mm

Shell elongately ovate, inequivalve, side angulated at the dorsal margin. Posterior side extended, surface radially ribbed. Ribs 32 to 35 in numbers. Umbones elevated.

Synonym (s)
Arca inequivalvis Bruguiere 1789
Arca inaequivalvis Satyamurti 1956

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats

Habitat:  Benthic


• Gujarat, Gulf of Kachchh (Lat: 22.6) (Long: 69.5) INDIA
• Kerala INDIA (Record: 1992)
• Gujarat INDIA (Record: 1992)
• West Bengal, South 24 Parganas INDIA (Record: 1992)
• West Bengal, Medinipur INDIA (Record: 1992)
• West Bengal, Digha INDIA (Record: 17/05/1983)
• Maharashtra INDIA (Record: 1992)
• Orissa INDIA (Record: 1992)
• Tamil Nadu INDIA (Record: 1992)
• West Bengal, Sandheads INDIA (Record: 01/06/1885)

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
  • Subba Rao, NV; Dey, A and Barua, S (1992) Estuarine and marine molluscs Fauna of West Bengal Part 9 (State fauna series 3) ZSI, Calcutta 129-268 Available at - NIO, Goa
  • Shanmugam, A; Rajagopal, S and Nazeer, RA Common bivalves of Parangipettai coast Available at - NIO, Goa
  • Society for the Management of European Biodiversity Data (2009) World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Available at -

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