Pinctada vulgaris [Status Unaccepted]   Schumacher  (Oyster)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Taxonomy
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Mollusca
Class: Bivalvia
Order:Pterioida
Family:Pteriidae

Description
Color: Greyish white or creamy white with dark reddish brown bands radiating from the umbo.

Dorso-ventral axis of the shell tends to be oblique; anterior auricle poorly developed; valves convex; two or more small, transversely elongate, ridge like teeth in front of the ligament; external surface of the shell is covered by concentric laminae which bear triangular, scaly processes.


Synonym (s)

Common Name (s)
• Peal Oyster
Economic Importance and Threats

Ecology
Habitat:  Coastal

Biogeography


• Palk Bay (Lat: 9.5) (Long: 79.25) INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Off Tuticorin INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Dhanushkodi INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Pulicat Lake INDIA
• Gujarat, Saurashtra INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Gulf of Mannar (Lat: 78.13) (Long: 8.58) INDIA (Record: 01/1994-12/1995)
• Tamil Nadu, Gulf of Mannar (Lat: 79.5) (Long: 9.33) INDIA (Record: 01/1994-12/1995)
• Tamil Nadu, Krusadai Island (Lat: 9.23) (Long: 79.22) INDIA

Literature Source(s)
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  • Ray, HC (1977) Contribution to the knowledge of the molluscan fauna of Maungmagan, Lower Burma (with descriptions of one new genus and species of the Family Turridae (Gastropoda) 8) Contribution to the knowledge of the molluscan fauna of Maungmagan, Lower Burma (with descriptions of one new genus and species of the Family Turridae (Gastropoda) 8) Indian Museum, Calcutta 1-150 Available at - Zoological Records (Burma marine)
  • 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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  • Hameed, PS and Somasundaram, SSN (1998) A survey of bivalve molluscs in Gulf of Mannar, India Indian Journal of Fisheries Indian journal of Fisheries for the Indian Council of Agricultural Research, Kochi, India 45(2) 177-181 Available at - http://epubs.icar.org.in/ejournal/index.php/IJF/article/download/8741/3650
  • 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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