Nuculana (Nuculana) robsoni   Prashad  (Clam)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Bivalvia

Image copyrights: Government of India

Size: Length 6.85-8.55 mm; height 3.70-4.85 mm; thickness 2.68-3.70 mm

Color: White

Shell elongately oblique, polished, anterior margin rounded, posterior margin produced into a beak, more inflated in anterior part, dorsal margin angulate, faint umbonal keel runs from umbo to postero-ventral margin, strongly sculptured with concentric ribs, interior smooth, not nacreous, hinge with rows of fine oblique teeth on either side of chondrophore, each row consists of twenty in number, a characteristic feature of this species.

Synonym (s)
Nucula (Nuculana) robsoni Prashad 1932

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats



• Orissa, Puri INDIA (Record: 1991)
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Andamans INDIA (Record: 1991)
• SRI LANKA (Record: 1991)

Literature Source(s)
  • Rao, NVS; Rao, KVS and Maitra, S (1991) Marine molluscs State fauna series 1: Fauna of Orissa Zoological Survey of India, Calcutta Part 3 1-175 Available at - NIO, Goa
  • Society for the Management of European Biodiversity Data (2009) World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Available at -

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