Lithophaga malaccana [Status Unaccepted]   (Reeve,  1857) (Mussel)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Taxonomy
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Mollusca
Class: Bivalvia
Order:Mytiloida
Family:Mytilidae

Description
Size: 40 mm

Shell elongate, inflated, beaks nearly terminal anteriorly, anterior broadly rounded, posterior blunt to tapered, calcareous encrustations extend beyond the posterior shell margin.


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Economic Importance and Threats

Ecology
Habitat:  Demersal,Rocky,Sandy
Trophic Level:  Consumer
Prey:  Plankton

Biogeography


• Andaman and Nicobar Islands 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
  • Sealifebase Available at - http://www.sealifebase.org/
  • Lam, K; Morton, B and Leung, KF (2008) Shell bearing Mollusca (Bivalvia and Gastropoda) from submarine caves in Hong Kong Journal of Natural History 42(9) 927 - 952 Available at - http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/00222930701862674
  • Society for the Management of European Biodiversity Data (2009) World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Available at - http://www.marinespecies.org

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