Anadara (Tegillarca) granosa   (Linnaeus,  1758) (Clam)
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Taxonomy
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Mollusca
Class: Bivalvia
Order:Arcoida
Family:Arcidae

Description
Shell equivalved, thick and heavy; covered with thin brownish periostracum; umbo situated midway between anterior and posterior sides broadening rapidly from apex; apex pointed towards anterior side, radial ribs deeply set, strongly tubercled, showing impression on inner side of shell valves, area of ligament narrow; kite shaped; oblique ligamental thickening, two complete and two incomplete showing variation in pattern of development; hinge straight; teeth converging towards centre; teeth number 23 to 25 anterior+ 1 centre, 38 posterior.


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Biogeography


• Tamil Nadu, Parangipettai Coast INDIA

Literature Source(s)
  • Shanmugam, A; Rajagopal, S and Nazeer, RA Common bivalves of Parangipettai coast Available at - NIO, Goa
  • Society for the Management of European Biodiversity Data (2009) World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Available at - http://www.marinespecies.org

Page last updated on:2012-11-27

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