Lima lima   (Linnaeus,  1758) (Sea Snail)
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Taxonomy
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Mollusca
Class: Bivalvia
Order:Limoida
Family:Limidae

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Description
Color: Whitish uniformly.

Shell ovate; anterior side is straight, produced and flattened; posterior margin rounded; surface bears numerous strong, close set radial ribs and separated by deep incised grooves; auricles short and slope down obliquely from the umbo; ligament located on a semicircular ledge.


Synonym (s)
Lima alba Cuvier, 1797
Lima squamosa Lamarck, 1801
Lima vulgaris Scacchi, 1836
Ostrea lima Linnaeus, 1758

Common Name (s)
• Spiny File Shell (English)
• Spiny Lima (English)
Economic Importance and Threats

Ecology
Habitat:  Reef Associated, Rocky, Sandy, Coastal

Biogeography


• Tamil Nadu, Vedalai INDIA
• Maharashtra, Malvan (Lat: 16.07) (Long: 73.47) 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)
  • 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 - http://eprints.cmfri.org.in/570/1/Bulletin_9.pdf
  • Society for the Management of European Biodiversity Data (2009) World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Available at - http://www.marinespecies.org
  • Sealifebase Available at - http://www.sealifebase.org/
  • Tike, MJ; Samant, JS; Mohite, SA (2009) Diversity status of minor fish and shellfish along Malvan coast, Maharshtra Indian Journal of Applied and Pure Biology Indian Journal of Applied and Pure Biology, India 24(2) 441-448 Available at - http://nicmas.nio.org/eprints11/Indian_J_Appl_Pure_Biol_24_441.pdf
  • 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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