Chione scabra   (Hanley)  (Clam)
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Taxonomy
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Mollusca
Class: Bivalvia
Order:Veneroida
Family:Veneridae

Description
Color: Pale brown outside and light purplish brown.

Shell small, moderately thin, ovate, slightly longer than high, with an evenly rounded margin; surface is traversed by fine, close-set radial ribs and finer concentric ridges; hinge teeth are thick; pallial sinus small and bluntly angular; lunule large but not depressed; hinge margin is small and bears three stout cardinal teeth. Inner surface smooth.


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Economic Importance and Threats

Ecology

Biogeography


• Tamil Nadu, Krusadai Island (Lat: 9.23) (Long: 79.22) 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:2013-01-15

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