Tellina foliacea   Linnaeus,  1758 (Clam)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Taxonomy
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Mollusca
Class: Bivalvia
Order:Veneroida
Family:Tellinidae

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Description
Size: Maximum shell length 9.5 cm, commonly to 7.5 cm.

Color: Bright orange

Thin but strong, glossy, serrated posterior edge, concentric rays from umbo to margin, heterodont.


Synonym (s)
Phylloda foliacea (Linnaeus, 1758)

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats
Importance:  Commercial
(Locally collected for human consumption. Shell used in the shellcraft industry.)

Ecology
Habitat:  Sandy

Biogeography


• INDIA

Literature Source(s)
  • Society for the Management of European Biodiversity Data (2009) World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Available at - http://www.marinespecies.org
  • 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 - http://www.fao.org/docrep/009/w7191e/w7191e00.htm
  • Bisyogai shells database Available at - http://shell.kwansei.ac.jp/~shell/pic_book/index.html
  • 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

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