Modiolus barbatus   (Linnaeus,  1758) (Mussel)
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Taxonomy
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Mollusca
Class: Bivalvia
Order:Mytiloida
Family:Mytilidae

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Description

Synonym (s)
Modiola gibbsii Leach, 1815
Modiola mytiloides Locard, 1888
Modiola pterota Locard, 1888
Modiola villlosa Nardo, 1847
Mytilus barbatus Linnaeus, 1758
Mytilus gibbsianus Leach in Gray, 1852
Mytilus ruber Linnaeus, 1758
Mytilus incurvatus Pennant, 1777

Common Name (s)
• Suran (Tamil)
• Weaving Mussel
Economic Importance and Threats
Importance:  Commercial
(It is dredged and used as poultry feed)

Ecology

Biogeography


• Palk Bay INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Gulf of Mannar INDIA
• INDIA

Literature Source(s)
  • Rao, KS (1974) Other commercial molluscs The commercial molluscs of India Bulletin Of Central Marine Fisheries Research Institute CMFRI, Cochin 25 141-151 Available at - http://eprints.cmfri.org.in/654/1/ksrao2.pdf
  • Society for the Management of European Biodiversity Data (2009) World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Available at - http://www.marinespecies.org
  • Eumednet Available at - http://www.eumed.net/
  • Sealifebase Available at - http://www.sealifebase.org/
  • Jones, S (1969) The molluscan fishery resources of India Proceedings of the Symposium on Mollusca CMFRI 906-918 Available at - http://eprints.cmfri.org.in/2371/1/Article_26.pdf
  • Pillai, PKM and Augustine, SK (2000) A code list of common marine living resources of the Indian seas CMFRI Special Publication No.12 CMFRI 1-115 Available at - eprints.cmfri.org.in/3975/1/Special_Publication_No_12_Revised.pdf

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