Venus arakana   (G.&H.Nevill)  (Clam)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Bivalvia

Color: Shell whitish, slightly tinged with pale brown in the middle.

Shell small, triangularly ovate, distinctly longer than high, with an evenly rounded front margin, and the oblique dorso-lateral and ventro-lateral margins meeting posteriorly at sharp angle.
Sculptured in the middle with latticed surface owing to decussation of strong, close- set concentric ridges and more closely set radial grooves which are more in the interstitial spaces between the ridges than on the ridges.
At the extreme anterior side, four or five radial ribs present consisting of a series of large rounded granules formed by the cutting up of concentric ridges by deep radial grooves. The hinge teeth fine and diverge at equal angles; pallial sinus moderately deep, broad and U-shaped.

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Economic Importance and Threats



• 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 -

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