Septifer (Mytilisepta) virgatus   (Wiegmann,  1837) (Mussel)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Taxonomy
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Mollusca
Class: Bivalvia
Order:Mytiloida
Family:Mytilidae

Description
Size : 3 cm

Colour: Brownish orange shell, inner surface white with brown tinch in appearance.

Shell small and thick.Surface radially ridged. Umbo terminal. Shell margin rounded Ligament moderately short. No hinge teeth. Shell pearl shaped with iridescent interior. Shell firmly attached to rocks by byssus threads. Valves equal.


Synonym (s)

Common Name (s)
• Sea Mussels (English)
Economic Importance and Threats

Ecology
Habitat:  Coastal

Biogeography


• Tamil Nadu, Palk Bay INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Mandapam INDIA

Literature Source(s)
  • Society for the Management of European Biodiversity Data (2009) World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Available at - http://www.marinespecies.org
  • Stella, C; Vijalakshmi, S; and Siva J (2010) Two New Records of Bivalve Species of Mytilidae Family from Palk Bay and Mandapam Area - South - East Coast of India Global Journal of Environmental Research IDOSI Publications 4(1) 40-42 Available at - http://www.idosi.org/gjer/gjer4%281%2910/7.pdf


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