Bankia nordi   Moll,  1935 (Shipworm)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Bivalvia

Shell globular and translucent. Auricle fairly large, pallets elongate, solid with a short cylindrical stalk and a long blade, with a series of transverse, v-shaped imbrications covered by golden brown periostracum. Lateral margin of cones more or less fused.

Synonym (s)
Bankia nordi Moll, 1935
Nausitora sajnakhaliensis Rajagopalaienger, 1964
Nausitora sajnakhaliensis Rajagopal, 1964

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats

Habitat:  Demersal


• West Bengal, Khidirpur Dock INDIA (Record: 10/01/1936)
• West Bengal, Budge Budge INDIA (Record: 13/01/1936)
• West Bengal, Saznekhali INDIA (Record: 28/03/1958)
• West Bengal, Sundarbans INDIA (Record: 28/04/1987)
• West Bengal, Saznekhali, Sudhanyakhali 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 -
  • Sealifebase Available at -
  • Rao, MV; Pati, SK; D. Swain; and Sharma, RM Marine wood-borers Zoological Survey of India 1-5 Available at -

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