Tapes radiatus   Chemintz  (Clam)
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Class: Bivalvia

Color: Pale yellowish brown, marked with dark brown blotches, small spots and angular head-like markings.

Shell moderately large, depressed and oblong with a rather narrow, rounded front margin and a broad and obliquely sloping hind margin; umbo is placed forwards near to the front margin. Sculpture consists of narrow, thread-like, concentric grooves separating flattened ridges. Pallial sinus is broad, U-shaped and extends horizontally inwards from behind; lunule is narrow, flattened and short in proportion to the size of the shell. The hinge bears sharp cardinal teeth; inner surface is smooth, white and glossy.

Synonym (s)

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 - http://www.marinespecies.org

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