Cadulus clavatum   (Gould)  (Tusk Shell)
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Taxonomy
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Mollusca
Class: Scaphopoda
Order:Gadilida
Family:Gadilidae

Image copyrights: Government of India

Description
Color: White

Shell small, somewhat solid, slightly curved and gradually tapering to the apex; surface smooth, polished; aperture ovate with dorsally more flattened than ventral.


Synonym (s)
Dentalium clavatum Gould 1860

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats

Ecology
Habitat:  Sandy

Biogeography


• West Bengal, Digha INDIA (Record: 09/07/1986, 1992)
• West Bengal, Medinipur INDIA (Record: 1992)

Literature Source(s)
  • 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
  • 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:2009-05-26

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