Cardium setosum [Status Unaccepted]   Redfield,  1846 (Clam)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Bivalvia

Color: Shell is white, sometimes tinged with pale yellow.

The shell is strongly oblique, very inequilateral and much longer than high. The shell is white, transversely oblong, with the longest dorso-ventral axis running obliquely from the umbo towards the hind part of the ventral margin. The ribs number about forty. They are markedly flattened, very closely set and each of them bears a fine, median longitudinal groove from which arises a row of spines; ribs are separated by fine, thread like grooves, which are occupied by minute brownish scales of periostracum in fresh shells. The hinge teeth are well developed, the anterior lateral tooth being specially large and prominent, the posterior lateral tooth is removed a considerable distance away from the umbo; the interior is smooth and highly polished, but the margin of the inner surface of conspicuously cut up into a series of squarish, truncated teeth corresponding to the terminations of the external radial grooves.

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Economic Importance and Threats

Habitat:  Rocky, Sandy, Coastal


• Maharashtra, Malvan (Lat: 16.07) (Long: 73.47) INDIA

Literature Source(s)
  • 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 -
  • Society for the Management of European Biodiversity Data (2009) World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Available at -
  • Shanmugam, A; Rajagopal, S and Nazeer, RA Common bivalves of Parangipettai coast Available at - NIO, Goa

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