Codakia orbicularis   (Linnaeus,  1758) (Clam)
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Taxonomy
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Mollusca
Class: Bivalvia
Order:Lucinoida
Family:Lucinidae

Image copyrights: Marcus Coltro FEMORALE

Description
Color: Externally white, internally white to pale lemon yellow, with pink margins; periostracum brownish.

Shell circular (but slightly longer than taller), compressed, thick. Sculpture of radial lines crossed by finer concentric threads, except for smooth surfaces of umbones and 5 mm of subsequent growth. Lunule deep, heart-shaped, larger on right valve. Periostracum thin.


Synonym (s)
Lucina orbicularis Linnaeus, 1758

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats
Importance:  Commercial
(Fisheries)

Ecology
Habitat:  Demersal

Biogeography


• Lakshadweep, Kalpeni INDIA (Record: 01/1987-03/1987)
• Lakshadweep, Suheli INDIA (Record: 01/1987-03/1987)

Literature Source(s)
  • Appukuttan, KK; Chellam, A; Ramadoss, K; Victor, ACC and Meiyappan, MM (1989) Molluscan resources Bulletin Of Central Marine Fisheries Research Institute CMFRI, Cochin 43 77-92 Available at - http://eprints.cmfri.org.in/2641/1/Article_12.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/

Page last updated on:2011-03-21

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