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

Description
Size: Length 33.32 mm; height 21.80 mm

This species resembles Mactra plicataria in having compressed valves, but differs in not having concentric plications throughout surface of the shell and shape more transversely elongate. This species resembles Mactra laevis in its shape and sculpture, but differs from it in having less inflated, thin and fragile valves, pallial sinus not ascending.


Synonym (s)
Mactra reevesi Gray, 1837
Mactra reevesi Reeve, 1854

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats

Ecology

Biogeography


• West Bengal, Sandheads INDIA (Record: 1991)
• Orissa, Puri 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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