Polymesoda (Geloina) bengalensis   (Lamarck)  (Clam)
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Taxonomy
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Mollusca
Class: Bivalvia
Order:Veneroida
Family:Cyrenidae

Description
Size: Length 38.35-53.35 mm; width 33.2-46 mm; height 27.45-31.6 mm

Shell large, solid, subtrigonal, roughly striate; dorsal margin rather angulate; posterior margin abruptly sloping; anterior rather concave.


Synonym (s)
Cyrena turgida Lea, 1834
Cyrena bengalensis Lamarck, 1818

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats

Ecology
Habitat:  Estuarine

Biogeography


• West Bengal, Junput INDIA (Record: 08/12/1965)
• West Bengal, Digha INDIA (Record: 20/12/1965)
• West Bengal, Bakkhali INDIA (Record: 28/04/1978)
• West Bengal, Jharkhali INDIA (Record: 23/09/1984)
• West Bengal, Haldia INDIA (Record: 15/03/1985)
• West Bengal, Medinipur INDIA (Record: 1992)
• West Bengal, North 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

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