Pandora ceylonica [Status Unaccepted]   Hanley,  1843 (Clam)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Bivalvia

Image copyrights: Government of India

Size: Length 30.95-34.5 mm; width 19.25-19.85 mm; height 2.15-2.7 mm

Shell elevated, compressed, equilateral and hatchet shaped. Anterior side sloped, posterior side produced at the ventral. Dorsal margin deeply arched. Beak narrow, produced and with two strong rostral ribs; valve almost flat.

Synonym (s)
Pandora ceylonica Sowerby, 1853
Pandora ceylonica Reeve, 1874

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats

Habitat:  Demersal


• West Bengal, Digha INDIA (Record: 1992)
• West Bengal, Medinipur INDIA (Record: 1992)
• SRI LANKA (Record: 1992)
• West Bengal, Digha Coast 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 -
  • Sealifebase 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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