Strigilla splendida   (Anton)  (Clam)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Bivalvia

Image copyrights: Government of India

Size: Length 10.34-17.9 mm; width 6.28-16.42 mm; height 3.85-8.05 mm

Color: Variable; rosy, yellowish or white.

Shell orbicular; sculptured with oblique scissulations on the posterior part of both the valve but the anterior end with fine close concentric striae.

Synonym (s)
Tellina splendida Anton, 1833
Strigilla denestriata Preston, 1908

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats

Habitat:  Estuarine


• West Bengal, Bakkhali INDIA (Record: 28/10/1979, 06/09/1985)
• West Bengal, Kakdwip, Mainapara INDIA (Record: 16/04/1980)
• West Bengal, Digha INDIA (Record: 00/03/1985)
• West Bengal, Port Canning INDIA (Record: 1992)
• West Bengal, Medinipur INDIA (Record: 1992)
• West Bengal, South 24 Parganas INDIA (Record: 1992)
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands 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 -
  • 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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