Barbatia (Cucullearca) helblingii   (Bruguiere)  (Clam)
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Taxonomy
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Mollusca
Class: Bivalvia
Order:Arcoida
Family:Arcidae

Description
Size: Length 18.30-22.0 mm; 10.65-11.98 mm; thickness 6.76-8.25 mm

This species is characterized by its trapezoidal shape and distorted nature, finely sculptured with decussate radiating ribs. Shells are found attached with serpulid tubes and oysters on their surface.


Synonym (s)
Arca helblingii Bruguiere 1789
Barbatia helblingii Stevenson 1972

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats

Ecology

Biogeography


• Orissa, Ganjam Coast INDIA (Record: 1991)
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands INDIA (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 - http://www.marinespecies.org


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