Cuspidaria chilkaensis   (Preston)  (Clam)
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Taxonomy
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Mollusca
Class: Bivalvia
Order:Anomalodesmata
Family:Cuspidariidae

Description
Size: 3.30-10.80 mm; length 3.4-11.8 mm; width 2.35-6.8 mm; height 1.55-4.9 mm

Shell thin, white with broad rounded anterior end and elongated beak like posterior end. Sculptured with fine concentric striae. Umbo acuminate, elevated and mid dorsal in position.


Synonym (s)
Corbula chilkaensis Preston, 1912
Corbula chilkaensis Preston, 1911
Corbula chilkaensis Annandale and Kemp, 1916

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats

Ecology

Biogeography


• Orissa, Rambha INDIA (Record: 1910, 1991)
• Orissa, Kalidai INDIA (Record: 1913)
• Orissa, Kaluparaghat INDIA (Record: 1913)
• Orissa, Barkul INDIA (Record: 1913)
• Orissa, Busandipur INDIA (Record: 1975)
• Orissa, Satpara INDIA (Record: 1985)
• Orissa, Nuapara INDIA (Record: 1985)
• West Bengal, Port Canning INDIA (Record: 06/12/1909)
• West Bengal, South 24 Parganas INDIA (Record: 1992)
• Kerala INDIA (Record: 1992)
• Orissa INDIA (Record: 1992)
• Tamil Nadu INDIA (Record: 1992)
• Orissa, Birds' dropping Island INDIA (Record: 1985)
• Orissa, Siragolla INDIA (Record: 1985)
• Orissa, Seruanadi INDIA (Record: 1913)
• Orissa, Patsahanipur INDIA (Record: 1913)

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
  • Subba Rao, NV; Dey, A and Barua, S (1992) Estuarine and marine molluscs Fauna of West Bengal Part 9 (State fauna series 3) ZSI, Calcutta 129-268 Available at - NIO, Goa
  • 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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