Gafrarium divaricatum   (Gmelin,  1791) (Clam)
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Taxonomy
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Mollusca
Class: Bivalvia
Order:Veneroida
Family:Veneridae

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Description
Size: 30-35 mm to 4.5cm.

Weight: 20-21 gm.


Synonym (s)
Gafrarium pectinatum (non Linnaeus, 1758)
(Misidentification)
Circe marmorata Reeve, 1863
Circe transversaria Deshayes, 1853
Venus divaricatum Gmelin, 1791

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats

Ecology
Habitat:  Benthic, Rocky, Sandy, Coastal

Biogeography


• Maharashtra, Nariman Point INDIA (Record: 12/2006-11/2007)
• Maharashtra, Mumbai INDIA
• Maharashtra, Mumbai, Bandstand INDIA
• Maharashtra, Mumbai, Girgaon Chowpatty INDIA
• Maharashtra, Mumbai, Gorai Creek INDIA
• Maharashtra, Mumbai (Lat: 18.9) (Long: 72.78) INDIA (Record: 12/2006-11/2007)
• Maharashtra, Mumbai (Lat: 19.15) (Long: 72.93) INDIA (Record: 12/2006-11/2007)
• Tamil Nadu, Gulf of Mannar (Lat: 78.13) (Long: 8.58) INDIA (Record: 01/1994-12/1995)
• Tamil Nadu, Gulf of Mannar (Lat: 79.5) (Long: 9.33) INDIA (Record: 01/1994-12/1995)
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Andamans INDIA
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Port Blair (Lat: 11.67) (Long: 92.75) INDIA
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Trinket Island INDIA

Literature Source(s)
  • Datta, SN; Chakraborty, SK; Jaiswar, AK and Venkateshvaran, K (2008) Temporal and spatial differences in species diversity in the intertidal region of south Mumbai Journal of the Marine Biological Association of India The Marine Biological Association of India, Cochin, India 50(1) 29-37 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
  • www.seashellhub.com Available at - http://www.seashellhub.com/
  • Donde, SS; Nayak, RR and Sawant, KB (2001) Accumulation and depuration of petroleum hydrocarbons from WSFS of Bombay High crude oil by the marine bivalve Gafrarium divaricatum (Gmelin) Journal of the Marine Biological Association of India The Marine Biological Association of India, Cochin 43(1&2) 197-201 Available at - NIO, Goa
  • Sealifebase Available at - http://www.sealifebase.org/
  • Jaiswar, AK and Kulkarni, BG (2002) Length-Weight relationship of intertidal Molluscs from Mumbai, India Journal of Indian fisheries association 29 55-63 Available at - NIO, Goa
  • Datta, SN; Chakraborty, SK; Jaiswar, AK and Ziauddin, G. (2010) A comparative study on intertidal faunal biodiversity of selected beaches of Mumbai coast Journal of Environmental Biology Academy of Environmental Biology, India, 31(6) 981-986 Available at - www.jeb.co.in/journal_issues/201011_nov10/paper_15.pdf
  • Jaiswar, AK and Kulkarni, BG (2001) Vertical distribution of molluscs in the intertidal area in and around Mumbai, India Journal of Indian fisheries association Indian fisheries association, Mumbai, India 28 93-100 Available at - NIO, Goa
  • Hameed, PS and Somasundaram, SSN (1998) A survey of bivalve molluscs in Gulf of Mannar, India Indian Journal of Fisheries Indian journal of Fisheries for the Indian Council of Agricultural Research, Kochi, India 45(2) 177-181 Available at - http://epubs.icar.org.in/ejournal/index.php/IJF/article/download/8741/3650
  • Subba Rao, NV and Dey, A (2000) Catalogue of marine molluscs of Andaman and Nicobar Islands Occasional paper no 187 Records of the Zoological Survey of India ZSI 1-323 Available at - NCL, Pune

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