Siliqua albida   (Adams and Reeve,  1850) (Clam)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Bivalvia
Order:[unassigned] Euheterodonta

Size: Length 6.6-24.4 mm; width 3-11.85 mm; height 1.15-6.65 mm

Shell small, subelliptical, semipellucid, anterior margin short; posterior side oblong; dorsal margin convex; ventral margin scarcely contracted at the middle; sculptured with very fine concentric striae; white

Synonym (s)
Siliqua albida Dunker, 1861
Cultellus albidus Sowerby, 1874

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats



• West Bengal, Bakkhali INDIA (Record: 13/08/1978, 28/10/1979)
• West Bengal, Kakdwip, Mainapara INDIA (Record: 24/01/1980, 16/04/1980)
• West Bengal, Kakdwip INDIA (Record: 10/03/1985)
• West Bengal, Digha INDIA (Record: 17/04/1983)
• West Bengal, Medinipur INDIA
• West Bengal, South 24 Parganas INDIA
• Maharashtra INDIA
• Orissa INDIA
• Andhra Pradesh, Kakinada Bay INDIA
• West Bengal, Sandheads INDIA (Record: 17/06/1885)
• West Bengal, Digha Coast INDIA

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 -
  • Raut, D; Ganesh, T; Murty, NVSS and Raman, AV (2005) Macrobenthos of Kakinada Bay in the Godavari delta, East coast of India: comparing decadal changes Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science Elsevier 62(4) 609-620 Available at -
  • Bouillon, S; Raman, AV; Dauby, P and Dehairs, F (2002) Carbon and Nitrogen stable isotope ratios of subtidal benthic invertebrates in an estuarine mangrove ecosystem (Andhra Pradesh, India) Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science. Elsevier 54 901–913 Available at -
  • Dey, M and Mitra, A (2005) Molluscan community around Digha coast, West Bengal, India Journal of Environment and Sociobiology Social Environmental and Biological Association, Kolkata, India 2(1&2) 43-47 Available at - NIO, Goa

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