Tellina (Dallitellina) rostrata   Linnaeus  (Clam)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Bivalvia

Size: Length 53.15-58.14 mm; height 18.65-22.05 mm

This species can be distinguished by its elongate, narrow form with concentric ridges and oblique keels on either side of umbo, as well as gaping on posterior part; anterior part shorter and its margin rounded with an angle to dorsal margin, posterior part narrows down gradually, rostrate, margin angulate.

Synonym (s)
Tellina rostrata Linnaeus 1758
Tellina spengleri Gmelin 1791
Tellina (Dallitellina) rostrata Afshar 1969
Tellina (Dallitellina) rostrata Dey 1981

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats



• Orissa, Paradwip INDIA (Record: 31/01/1972)
• Tamil Nadu, Chennai INDIA (Record: 1991)
• Tamil Nadu, Tuticorin INDIA (Record: 1991)
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands 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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