Pseudochama cristella   (Lamarck,  1819) (Clam)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Bivalvia

Color: White.

Shell thick, and deep, circular in outline; hinge is moderately extensive; the concentric lamellae on the outer surface of the shell are well developed,and are deeply and flexuously wrinkled and bear wave-like laminae; these laminae are closely pressed to the surface of the shell posteriorly but become elevated as they approach the anterior side.

Synonym (s)
Chama appressa Reeve, 1847
Chama cristella Lamarck, 1819
Chama ferruginea Reeve, 1846
Chama radians Lamarck, 1819
Chama rotunda Clessin, 1889
Chama variegata Reeve, 1847

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats

Habitat:  Coastal


• Tamil Nadu, Dhanushkodi INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Rameswaram INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Krusadai Island (Lat: 9.23) (Long: 79.22) INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Pamban (Lat: 9.29) (Long: 79.21) INDIA

Literature Source(s)
  • Samuel, VD; Chacko, D and Edward, JKP (2005) Preliminary study on the molluscan diversity of “the lost world’’– Dhanushkodi, east coast of India Proceedings of the National Seminar on Reef Ecosystem Remediation SDMRI Special Research Publication No.9 54-58 Available at -
  • Society for the Management of European Biodiversity Data (2009) World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Available at -
  • Sundaram, KS; Sarvesan, R; Mohamed, KH and Shanbhogue, SL (1969) Catalogue of molluscs, prawns, stomatopods and marine algae in the reference collections of the central marine fisheries research institute Bulletin Of Central Marine Fisheries Research Institute CMFRI, Cochin 9 1-52 Available at -
  • Satyamurti, ST (1956) The Mollusca of Krusadai island in the Gulf of Mannar II.- Scaphopoda, Pelecypoda and Cephalopoda Bulletin of the Madras Government 1(2) 202 pp Available at - NIO, Goa

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