Scapharca pilula   (Reeve,  1843) (Clam)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Taxonomy
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Mollusca
Class: Bivalvia
Order:Arcoida
Family:Arcidae

Image copyrights: FAO

Description
Size: Maximum shell length 4 cm, commonly to 3 cm.

Synonym (s)
Anadara pilula (Reeve, 1843)
Potiarca pilula (Reeve, 1843)

Common Name (s)
• Pill Ark (English)
Economic Importance and Threats
Importance:  Commercial
(Harvested for food)

Ecology
Habitat:  Demersal, Sandy, Muddy, Coastal

Biogeography


• Andhra Pradesh, Gangavaram INDIA (Record: 09/1986-05/1988) (Depth: 20-50 mts)
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Andamans INDIA

Literature Source(s)
  • Tikadar, BK; Daniel, A and Subbarao, NV (1986) Sea shore animals of Andaman and Nicobar Islands The Director, ZSI, Kolkatta 188 Available at - ZSI, Pune
  • Subba Rao, NV and Dey, A (2000) Catalogue of marine molluscs of Andaman and Nicobar Islands Occasional paper no 187 Records of the Zoological Survey of India ZSI 1-323 Available at - NCL, Pune
  • Poutiers, JM (1998) Bivalves FAO species identification guide for fishery purposes. The living marine resources of the western central Pacific. Volume 1: Seaweeds, corals, bivalves and gastropods FAO, Rome 1 686 pp Available at - http://www.fao.org/docrep/009/w7191e/w7191e00.htm
  • 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/
  • Raman, AV and Adiseshasai, K (1989) Macrobenthos from littoral areas off Visakhapatnam, east coast of India Indian Journal of Marine Sciences Scientific Publishers 18(4) 265-269 Available at - NIO, Goa

Page last updated on:2011-06-30

Back to Search