Tellina ala   Hanley,  1844 (Clam)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Bivalvia

Color: Shell is white, occasionally with horny brown tinge towards the margin.

Shell is small and thin bear very regular and evenly rounded outline. Surface bears very fine closely-set concentric striae throughout rendering it more or less glossy; a radial keel just behind the posterior margin, preceded by a slight depression in the surface of the shell; anterior margin very broad and rounded, while the hind margin is narrow, attenuated and terminates in a short, pointed beak-like rostrum. Umbo is small, sharply pointed and slightly inclined posteriorly. Dorsal margin behind the umbo slopes obliquely while it is almost horizontal in front of the umbo.

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Economic Importance and Threats



• Tamil Nadu, Parangipettai Coast INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Krusadai Island (Lat: 9.23) (Long: 79.22) 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 -
  • Satyamurti, ST (1956) The Mollusca of Krusadai island in the Gulf of Mannar II.- Scaphopoda, Pelecypoda and Cephalopoda Bulletin of the Madras Government 1(2) 202 pp Available at - NIO, Goa

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