Tellina (Tellinides) sinuata   Spengler  (Clam)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Bivalvia

Size: Lenght 25.92-32.54 mm; width 14.8-20.78 mm; height 4.95-6 mm

Shell oblong, subquadrate, compressed; cardinal complex with strong bifid anterior and a posterior in the left valve and a laminate anterior and a bifid posterior in the right valve; sinus equal; rises posteriorly and after a short distance it descends anteriorly with adductor scar and ventral margin confluent with pallial sinus.

Synonym (s)
Tellina sinuata Spengler, 1798
Tellina nivea Wood, 1815
Tellina timorensis Lamarck 1818

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats



• West Bengal, Bakkhali INDIA (Record: 23/08/1978)
• West Bengal, Digha INDIA (Record: 27/03/1984, 28/03/1984)
• West Bengal, Medinipur INDIA (Record: 1992)
• West Bengal, South 24 Parganas INDIA (Record: 1992)
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands INDIA (Record: 1992)
• Goa INDIA (Record: 1992)
• Gujarat INDIA (Record: 1992)
• Maharashtra INDIA (Record: 1992)
• Orissa INDIA (Record: 1992)
• Tamil Nadu INDIA (Record: 1992)
• MADAGASCAR (Record: 1992)
• SRI LANKA (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 -
  • Subba Rao, NV and Dey, A (2000) Catalogue of marine molluscs of Andaman and Nicobar Islands Occasional paper no 187 Records of the Zoological Survey of India ZSI 1-323 Available at - NCL, Pune

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