Brachyodontes variabilis [Status Unaccepted]   (Krauss,  1848) (Mussel)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Taxonomy
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Mollusca
Class: Bivalvia
Order:Mytiloida
Family:Mytilidae

Description
Size: 9 mm in length and 6 mm in height.

Color: Shell pale yellowish brown, tinged with deep purplish grey towards the posterior margin.

Shell short, triangular, front margin is bluntly rounded and umbo nearly terminal; posterior margin broadly expanded and rounded; lower margin slightly concave; surface bears an elegant sculpture of fine, close-set, radiating ribs; adductors are well developed; foot bears fine, tuft-like byssus.


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Ecology

Biogeography


• Tamil Nadu, Krusadai Island (Lat: 9.23) (Long: 79.22) INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Pamban (Lat: 9.29) (Long: 79.21) INDIA

Literature Source(s)
  • 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
  • Society for the Management of European Biodiversity Data (2009) World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Available at - http://www.marinespecies.org

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