Pharella javanicus   (Lamarck)  (Clam)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Bivalvia
Order:[unassigned] Euheterodonta

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Size: Lenght 31.85-66.5 mm; width 7.60-16.20 mm; height 4.55-9.60 mm

Shell comparatively thick, compressed, attenuated, covered with a thin, pale olive epidermis. Anterior side narrow, short, with more gape and evenly rounded. Posterior side oblique, broad curved, slightly produced ventrally. Ventral margin contracted in the middle.

Synonym (s)
Solen javanicus Lamarck, 1818
Pharella javanicus Subba Rao, 1977

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats

Habitat:  Muddy


• MALAYSIA (Record: 1992)
• Orissa INDIA (Record: 1992)
• West Bengal, South 24 Parganas INDIA (Record: 1992)
• West Bengal, North 24 Parganas INDIA (Record: 1992)
• West Bengal, Medinipur INDIA (Record: 1992)
• West Bengal, Haliday Island INDIA (Record: 06/11/1988)
• West Bengal, Digha INDIA (Record: 1992)
• West Bengal, Port Canning INDIA (Record: 26/09/1984, 27/09/1984)
• West Bengal, Gosaba Tiger Project Jetty INDIA (Record: 25/05/1985)
• West Bengal, Jharkhali INDIA (Record: 23/09/1984)
• West Bengal, Pargumti INDIA (Record: 10/09/1984)
• West Bengal, Pirkhali INDIA (Record: 29/05/1985)

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 -

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