Acanthocardia lata   (Born)  (Clam)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Bivalvia

Size: Length 34.60-52.85 mm; height 27.25-39.45 mm

Shell thick, oblong, longer than high; ribs flat; valves less inflated. When alive these animals are covered with brown and hairy periostracum.

Synonym (s)
Cardium latum Born 1778
Cardium setosum Satyamurti 1956

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats

Habitat:  Rocky, Sandy


• Orissa, Satpara INDIA (Record: 1954, 1955)
• Orissa, Manikpatna INDIA (Record: 1954)
• Orissa, Chilika Lake INDIA (Record: 1987)
• Orissa, Chhatrapur INDIA (Record: 24/11/1962)
• Andhra Pradesh, Vishakhapatnam INDIA (Record: 1991)
• Tamil Nadu, Chennai INDIA (Record: 1991)
• Tamil Nadu, Shingle Island INDIA (Record: 1991)
• Tamil Nadu, Krusadai INDIA (Record: 1991)
• Maharashtra, Mumbai INDIA (Record: 1991)
• Gujarat INDIA (Record: 1991)
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Andamans INDIA (Record: 1991)

Literature Source(s)
  • Rao, NVS; Rao, KVS and Manna, RN (1995) Mollusca Wetland ecosystem series 1: Fauna of Chilka lake ZSI, Calcutta 391-468 Available at - NIO, Goa
  • Society for the Management of European Biodiversity Data (2009) World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Available at -
  • Rao, NVS; Rao, KVS and Maitra, S (1991) Marine molluscs State fauna series 1: Fauna of Orissa Zoological Survey of India, Calcutta Part 3 1-175 Available at - NIO, Goa

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