Laternula anatina   (Linnaeus,  1758) (Clam)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Bivalvia

Shell thin, delicate and of an oblong-ovoid shape; anterior margin is broad and rounded and the lower margin evenly curved up to near the posterior margin where it gets abruptly indented and inclined upwards, reducing the extreme posterior part of the shell to a narrow, upwardly turned spout-shaped beak with a rounded and gaping margin; surface of the shell is faintly concentrically striated, and for the most part minutely granulated, especially towards the margins.

Synonym (s)
Anatina bullata Reeve, 1863
Anatina constricta Reeve, 1863
Anatina blainvillei Reeve, 1863
Anatina amphora Reeve, 1863
Anatina cumingii Reeve, 1863
Anatina eximia Reeve, 1863
Anatina flexuosa Reeve, 1863
Anatina hispidula Cuvier, 1829
Anatina japonica Lischke, 1872
Anatina labiata Reeve, 1863
Anatina siphonata Reeve, 1863

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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