Uperotus clavus [Status Unaccepted]   (Gmelin,  1791) (Shipworm)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Bivalvia

Pallet oval to rectangular with short and heavy stalk. Periostracum absent. The basal portion of blade almost smooth, distal portion with pronounced radiating ribs. Shells of anterior and posterior slopes greatly reduced with high posterior slope.
This species is usually found living in the fruits of Xylocarpus (Turner, 1966).

Synonym (s)
Teredo clava Gmelin 1791
Uperotus clavus Turner 1966

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats

Habitat:  Demersal


• West Bengal INDIA (Record: 1992)
• Tamil Nadu INDIA (Record: 1992)
• Tamil Nadu, Gulf of Mannar INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Palk Bay INDIA
• Lakshadweep, Kiltan Island INDIA
• Lakshadweep, Pitti 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 - http://www.marinespecies.org
  • Sealifebase Available at - http://www.sealifebase.org/
  • Nair, NB and Dharmaraj, K (1980) Wood boring molluscs of the Palk bay and the Gulf of Mannar Mahasagar- Bulletin of the National Institute of Oceanography NIO, Goa 13(3) 249-260 Available at - ijs.nio.org/index.php/msagar/article/download/1550/1528
  • Nair, N.B.; Dharmaraj, K (1983) Marine wood boring molluscs of the Lakshadweep archipelago. Indian Journal of Marine Sciences Scientific Publishers 12(2) 96-99 Available at - NIO,Goa
  • Rao, MV; Pati, SK; D. Swain; and Sharma, RM Marine wood-borers Zoological Survey of India 1-5 Available at - http://zsi.gov.in/checklist/Marine%20Wood%20borers.pdf

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