Chione calophylla   (Philippi)  (Clam)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Bivalvia

Color: Whitish.

Shell thin and strongly flattened, less irregularly rounded outline, hind margin being abruptly truncated. The umbo is small, inconspicuous and placed on the median dorso-ventral axis; sculpture consist of thin, widely spaced concentric laminae inclined away from the umbo, free edges being somewhat irregular. The interstices in between these laminae are smooth, wide and flattened; pallial line is scarcely sinuate; lunule is small, narrow and depressed; inner surface smooth and glossy, finely crenated at the margin.

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Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats



• 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 -

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