Gastrochaena gigantea   (Deshayes)  (Clam)
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Taxonomy
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Mollusca
Class: Bivalvia
Order:[unassigned] Euheterodonta
Family:Gastrochaenidae

Description
Shell is fairly large and thick, narrow and pointed at the front end and evenly rounded behind; surface traversed by strong close-set concentric ridges. The ventral hiatus is very broad and is convexly rounded and becomes slightly concave up towards the front end. Inner surface is smooth and glossy.


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Economic Importance and Threats

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

Page last updated on:2013-01-17

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