Chama (Chama) multisquamosa   Reeve  (Clam)
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Taxonomy
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Mollusca
Class: Bivalvia
Order:Veneroida
Family:Chamidae

Description
Color: White

Shell ovately rounded, inflated, sculptured with closely irregular scales. Interior smooth, margin finely crenulate, rose tinged, hinge with single horizontal thick tooth on its right valve and corresponding groove on its left valve.


Synonym (s)
Chama multisquamosa Reeve 1846

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats

Ecology
Habitat:  Reef Associated, Rocky

Biogeography


• Lakshadweep INDIA
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Andaman Islands 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
  • Surya Rao, KV and Subba Rao, NV (1991) Mollusca State fauna series 2: Fauna of Lakshadweep ZSI, Calcutta 273-362 Available at - NIO, Goa

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