Siliqua (Siliqua) fasciata   (Spengler)  (Clam)
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Taxonomy
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Mollusca
Class: Bivalvia
Order:[unassigned] Euheterodonta
Family:Pharidae

Description
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

Ecology

Biogeography


• 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 - http://www.marinespecies.org


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