Donax spinosus   Gmelin,  1791 (Clam)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Bivalvia

Color: Outer surface of the shell whitish, with few ash colored concentric bands; inner surface glossy and whitish, with a violet patch at the posterior margin.

Shell elongate, inequilateral, posterior side being very short, margin of the inner surface finely toothed; sharply defined keel present, extending down from the umbo to the ventro posterior angle; surfce of the keel strongly concentrically ridged while the area behind the keel is closely decussated with radial and transverse ridges; lower margin finely crenulated in correspondence with the fine teeth on the margin of the inner surface and this crenulation is well marked towards the posterior margin.

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Habitat:  Coastal


• Tamil Nadu, Tuticorin Fishing Harbour INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Threspuram INDIA

Literature Source(s)
  • Society for the Management of European Biodiversity Data (2009) World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Available at -
  • Kumar, RR; Edward, JKP and Jaikumar, M (2010) Macro benthic community structure on Tuticorin coastal waters, Gulf of Mannar,South East Coast of India World Journal of Fish and Marine Sciences IDOSI publications 2(1) 70-77 Available at -
  • Shanmugam, A; Rajagopal, S and Nazeer, RA Common bivalves of Parangipettai coast Available at - NIO, Goa

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