Bassina calophylla   (Philippi,  1836) (Clam)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Bivalvia

Image copyrights: Schooner specimen shells

Size: Length 10.06-12.70 mm; height 9.58-12.85 mm

Color: White, sometimes tinged brown.

Shell strong, roundish, equivalve, prominent and upstanding concentric ridges (lace like form); pallial sinus small and pointed.

Synonym (s)
Venus calophylla Philippi, 1836
Chione calophylla Satyamurti, 1956
Chione (Clausinella) calophylla Prashad, 1932
Bassina calophylla Abbot and Dance, 1982

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats
Importance:  Commercial
(For decoration)

Habitat:  Sandy, Muddy, Coastal


• Orissa, Paradwip INDIA (Record: 31/01/1972)
• Tamil Nadu, Chennai INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Pamban INDIA
• Maharashtra, Mumbai INDIA
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Andamans INDIA
• Persian Gulf
• Andhra Pradesh, Gangavaram INDIA (Record: 09/1986-05/1988)

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 -
  • Mayhew, R Schooner specimen shells Available at -
  • Raman, AV and Adiseshasai, K (1989) Macrobenthos from littoral areas off Visakhapatnam, east coast of India Indian Journal of Marine Sciences Scientific Publishers 18(4) 265-269 Available at - NIO, Goa
  • Hosseinzadeh, H; Daghoghi, B and Rameshi, H (2001) Atlas of the Persian Gulf molluscs Oman sea fisheries research center, Oman 208 Available at - NIO, Goa

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