Paphia gallus   (Gmelin,  1791) (Clam)
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Taxonomy
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Mollusca
Class: Bivalvia
Order:Veneroida
Family:Veneridae

Description
Size: Maximum shell length 7.5 cm, commonly to 6 cm.


Synonym (s)
Protapes gallus (Gmelin, 1791)
Paphia malabarica (Chemnitz, 1782)

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

Ecology
Habitat:  Sandy, Muddy

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
  • www.seashellhub.com Available at - http://www.seashellhub.com/

Page last updated on:2012-11-22

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