Siliqua (Siliqua) fasciata   (Spengler)  (Clam)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Bivalvia
Order:[unassigned] Euheterodonta

Size: Length 10.02-15.30 mm; height 4.98-8.38 mm

Shell small, oblong, thin, compressed; dorsal margin evenly curved, anterior part short, with rounded margin, posterior longer and gradually sloping with narrow margin, angled with ventral margin; outer surface finely striated concentrically, with faint white radial bands extending from umbo to ventral margin on violet background, four in number, interior deep violet; strong vertical ridge toward anterior part, pallial sinus deep, rounded; teeth similar to that of Siliqua (Siliqua) albida.

Synonym (s)
Solen fasciata Spengler 1794
Siliqua fasciata Moerch 1870
Siliqua fasciata Ray 1977

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats



• Orissa, Chandipur INDIA (Record: 1984)
• Orissa, Gopalpur INDIA (Record: 30/03/1973)

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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