Cucullaea (Cucullaea) labiata   (Lightfoot)  (Clam)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Bivalvia

Size: Length 54.20 mm; height 44.20 mm

Shell inequivalve, subtrapezoidal, sculptured with flat radial ribs, ribs ornamented with coarse closely spaced costae, some of the ribs are finely grooved; strong oblique keel extends from umbo to posterior, umbo median, hinge straight, teeth numerous, differentiated into a few small central teeth, followed by transverse and divergent teeth on anterior and posterior margins which are finely grooved on their ventral surface; interior white, smooth except for impression of radial ribs; adductor muscle scars elongately ovate, posterior scar provided with strong longitudinal shelf running from umbo to posterior margin; inner margin finely crenulate; outer surface covered with brown periostracum.

Synonym (s)
Arca labiata Lightfoot, 1786
Cucullaea auriculifera Lamarck, 1801
Cucullaea concamerata Melvill and Standen, 1898
Cucullaea (Cucullea) labiata Newell, 1969

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats



• Orissa INDIA (Record: 28/07/1984)
• Tamil Nadu, Chennai INDIA (Record: 1991)
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Andamans 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 -

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