Jouannetia cumingii   (G.B. Sowerby II,  1849) (Piddock)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Bivalvia

Image copyrights: Joop Trausel & Frans Slieker

Color: Pale brownish white throughout.

Shell, with both valves together forms an evenly spherical globe with a flat, triangular, plate-like appendage posteriorly, which is prologation of the right valve. The left valve is considerably deeper than the right, the two valves closing to form a compact spherical shell. Both the valves are traversed posteriorly by a vertical furrow is strongly concentrically ridgedin both the valves; these ridges are crossed by distinct, oblique ridges; pallial sinus is angular.

Synonym (s)
Triomphalia cumingii G.B. Sowerby II, 1849

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats

Habitat:  Reef Associated


• Tamil Nadu, Gulf of Mannar INDIA
• Lakshadweep INDIA
• Palk Bay INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Off Mandapam INDIA
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Andaman Islands (Lat: 12.5) (Long: 92.75) INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Krusadai Island (Lat: 9.23) (Long: 79.22) INDIA

Literature Source(s)
  • Appukuttan, KK and Joseph, S (2005) Conservation and Management of reef ecosystem associated molluscs for sustainable utilization Proceedings of the National Seminar on Reef Ecosystem Remediation SDMRI Special Research Publication No.9 59-68 Available at -
  • Society for the Management of European Biodiversity Data (2009) World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Available at -
  • Natural History Museum Rotterdam 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 -
  • Subba Rao, NV and Dey, A (2000) Catalogue of marine molluscs of Andaman and Nicobar Islands Occasional paper no 187 Records of the Zoological Survey of India ZSI 1-323 Available at - NCL, Pune
  • 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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