Brechites dichotomus   (Chenu)  (Clam)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Bivalvia

Shell minute, attached in a gaping position to the large calcareous tube, the place of attachment being slightly depressed; the perforations at the anterior extremity are each surrounded by a slight elevation of their margins. The fine tubuli round the periphery are closely arranged and are bifid distally; the depressed area on which the minute shell is mounted is finely concentrically straited.

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Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats



• Tamil Nadu, Vedalai INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Krusadai Island (Lat: 9.23) (Long: 79.22) 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 -
  • Society for the Management of European Biodiversity Data (2009) World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Available at -
  • 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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