Lithophaga stramineus   (Dunker)  (Mussel)
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Taxonomy
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Mollusca
Class: Bivalvia
Order:Mytiloida
Family:Mytilidae

Description
Color: Pale yellowish brown or straw colored.

Shell fairly large, cylindrical and the anterior part is inflated; dorsal margin is slightly but distinctly angulated in the middle; surface ornamented with conspicuous concentric growth lines and fine, perpendicular striae which become strongly marked, bifurcated and diverging towards the posterior part of the surface.


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Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats

Ecology
Habitat:  Reef Associated, Coastal

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

Page last updated on:2013-01-08

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