Laevicardium (Fulvia) apertum   (Bruguiere)  (Clam)
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Taxonomy
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Mollusca
Class: Bivalvia
Order:Veneroida
Family:Cardiidae

Description
Size: Length 7.20-9.45 mm; height 6.35-8.80 mm; thickness 4.10-5.75 mm

Ribs faintly developed; umbonal area smooth; shell ventricose, gaping posteriorly.


Synonym (s)
Cardium apertum Bruguiere, 1789
Cardium (Fulvia) rugatum Preston, 1915
Cardium (Fulvia) rugatum Annandale and Kemp, 1916
Cardium (Papyridea) apertum Prashad, 1932

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats

Ecology

Biogeography


• Orissa, Chilika Lake INDIA (Record: 1939)
• Andhra Pradesh 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 - http://www.marinespecies.org
  • 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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