Mactra (Mactrinula) laevis   Chemintz  (Clam)
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Taxonomy
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Mollusca
Class: Bivalvia
Order:Veneroida
Family:Mactridae

Description
Size: Length 76.28 mm; height 59.86 mm

Color: White

Shell large, ovately triangular, inequilateral, inflated, posteriorly keeled, finely striated, plications prominent more towards umbonal area and anterodorsal part, gradually disappearing towards lower part; hinge narrow, resilium large; laterals short, cardinals small, lunule lanceolate, large; anterior margin rounded, posterior angulate; inner surface smooth.


Synonym (s)
Mactra laevis Chemintz, 1782
Mactra laevis Reeve, 1854

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats

Ecology

Biogeography


• Orissa, Puri INDIA (Record: 1991)
• Tamil Nadu, Chennai INDIA (Record: 1991)
• Goa 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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