Chione squamosa   Linnaeus,  (Clam)
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Taxonomy
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Mollusca
Class: Bivalvia
Order:Veneroida
Family:Veneridae

Description
Colour: Outer surface of valves light rosy brown and inner surface light brown in colour.


Valves small in size, trigonal in shape and produced as a projection posteriorly, equivalve, inequilateral, moderately thick, moderately inflated, unbones directed inwards. Hinge teeth present. Radial ribes flattened, concentric striations present on surface. Pallial sinus present. Margin of inner surface denticulate.


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Economic Importance and Threats

Ecology
Habitat:  Reef Associated, Coastal

Biogeography


• Tamil Nadu, Mandapam INDIA

Literature Source(s)
  • Rao, KS; Dorairaj, K; Unnithan; Asokakumaran, K (1976) New records of five species of marine Molluscs from Mandapam area Journal of the Marine Biological Association of India Marine Biological Association of India, Cochin, India 18(3) 670-672 Available at - http://eprints.cmfri.org.in/1477/1/Rao.pdf
  • Society for the Management of European Biodiversity Data (2009) World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Available at - http://www.marinespecies.org


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