Anadara nodifera   (Martens,  1860) (Clam)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Bivalvia

Image copyrights: FAO

Size: Maximum shell length 6 cm, commonly to 4 cm.

Color: Outside of shell white under the medium brown periostracum. Inner side milky white.

Shell equivalve, moderately inflated and solid, oblong ovate and distinctly longer than high. Umbones moderately protruding, cardinal area rather narrow. About 21 radial ribs (19 to 23) at each valve. Ribs quite narrow and sharp, distinctly rugose, bearing regular rounded nodules on top. Periostracum rather thin and smooth. Internal margins with strong crenulations corresponding with the external radial ribs. No byssal gape.

Synonym (s)
Tegillarca nodifera (Martens) 1860

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats
Importance:  Commercial
(Local exploitation)
Cultured:  Yes

Habitat:  Sandy, Muddy


Literature Source(s)
  • 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 -
  • Sealifebase Available at -

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