Villorita cyprinoides   (Gray,  1825) (Clam)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Taxonomy
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Mollusca
Class: Bivalvia
Order:Veneroida
Family:Cyrenidae

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Description

Synonym (s)

Common Name (s)
• Black Clam (English)
Economic Importance and Threats
Importance:  Commercial
(Possess high antiviral activity, Edible and commercially exploited resource)

Ecology
Habitat:  Estuarine, Coastal

Biogeography


• Kerala INDIA
• Goa INDIA
• Kerala, Kochi Backwaters INDIA (Record: 1981)
• Karnataka, North Kanara INDIA
• Kerala, Vembanad Lake INDIA
• Kerala, Neendakara INDIA (Record: 02/1974-01/1975) (Depth: 2.14 mts)
• Kerala, Kochi Backwaters INDIA
• Kerala, Kochi INDIA
• INDIA

Literature Source(s)
  • Sankar, TV; Zynudheen, AA; Anandan, R and Nair, PGV (2006) Distribution of organochlorine pesticides and heavy metal residues in fish and shellfish from Calicut region, Kerala, India Chemosphere Elsevier 65(4) 583-590 Available at - http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.chemosphere.2006.02.038
  • Global Biodiversity Information Facility (GBIF) Available at - http://data.gbif.org/species/
  • Chatterji, A., Ansari, ZA., Ingole, BS., Bichurina, MA., Sovetova, M., Boikov, YA. (2002) Indian marine bivalves: Potential source of antiviral drugs Current Science 82(10) 1279-1282 Available at - NIO, Goa
  • The Taxonomicon Available at - www.taxonomy.nl/taxonomicon
  • Sarala Devi, K., Jayalakshmi, KV and Venugopal, P. (1991) Communities and coexistance of benthose in northern limb of Cochin backwaters Indian Journal of Marine Sciences 20 249-254 Available at - NIO, Goa
  • Nair, NB; Dharmaraj, K; Azis, PKA; Arunachalam, M and Kumar, KK (1984) A Study on the Ecology of Soft Bottom Benthic Fauna in. Kadinamkulam Backwater, Southwest Coast of India Indian National Science Academy Indian National Science Academ 473-482 Available at - NIO, Goa
  • Alagarswami, K and Narasimham, KA (1973) Clam, cockle and oyster resources of the indian coasts Living resources of the seas around India CMFRI, Cochin 648-658 Available at - http://eprints.cmfri.org.in/2760/1/Article_49.pdf
  • Qasim, SZ (2005) Food production from major estuaries of India Journal of Indian Ocean studies Society for Indian Ocean studies 13(1) 120-131 Available at - NIO, Goa
  • Nair, NB; Azis, PKA; Arunachalam, M; Dharmaraj, K and Krishnakumar, K (1984) Ecology of Indian estuaries: Ecology and distribution of benthic macrofauna in the Ashtamudi estuary, Kerala Mahasagar-Bulletin of the National Institute of Oceanography National Institute of Oceanography 17(2) 89-101 Available at - http://ijs.nio.org/index.php/msagar/article/view/1772/1750
  • Sundaram, KS; Sarvesan, R; Mohamed, KH and Shanbhogue, SL (1969) Catalogue of molluscs, prawns, stomatopods and marine algae in the reference collections of the central marine fisheries research institute Bulletin Of Central Marine Fisheries Research Institute CMFRI, Cochin 9 1-52 Available at - http://eprints.cmfri.org.in/570/1/Bulletin_9.pdf
  • Martin, GD; Nisha, PA; Balachandran, KK; Madhu, NV; Nair, M; Shaiju, P; Joseph, T; Srinivas, K; and Gupta, GVM (2011) Eutrophication induced changes in benthic community structure of a flow-restricted tropical estuary (Cochin backwaters), India Environ Monit Assess Springer Science 176 427–438 Available at - http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10661-010-1594-1
  • Pillai, PKM and Augustine, SK (2000) A code list of common marine living resources of the Indian seas CMFRI Special Publication No.12 CMFRI 1-115 Available at - eprints.cmfri.org.in/3975/1/Special_Publication_No_12_Revised.pdf
  • CalPhotos Available at - http://calphotos.berkeley.edu/

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