Marcia opima   (Gmelin,  1791) (Clam)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Taxonomy
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Mollusca
Class: Bivalvia
Order:Veneroida
Family:Veneridae

Description
Size: Maximum shell length 6.5 cm, commonly to 5 cm.


Synonym (s)
Marcia pinguis (Chemnitz, 1782)
Katelysia opima (Gmelin, 1791)
Tapes ceylonensis G.B. Sowerby II, 1852
Venus gravida Roding, 1798
Venus nebulosa Gmelin, 1791
Venus opima Gmelin, 1791
Venus pinguis Chemnitz, 1782
Venus triradiata Gmelin, 1791

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats
Importance:  Commercial
(Collected for food)

Ecology
Habitat:  Estuarine, Coastal

Biogeography


• INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Dhanushkodi 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
  • www.seashellhub.com Available at - http://www.seashellhub.com/
  • Samuel, VD; Chacko, D and Edward, JKP (2005) Preliminary study on the molluscan diversity of “the lost world’’– Dhanushkodi, east coast of India Proceedings of the National Seminar on Reef Ecosystem Remediation SDMRI Special Research Publication No.9 54-58 Available at - http://www.sdmri.org/reports/proceedings%202005%20-%20sdmri.pdf

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