Chama reflexa [Status Unaccepted]   Reeve,  1846 (Clam)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Taxonomy
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Mollusca
Class: Bivalvia
Order:Veneroida
Family:Chamidae

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Description
Color: Pinkish.

Shell thick and massive, attached by the left valve to some solid substratum; hinge is thick and bears a massive, transversely elongated tooth on the left valve which fits into a corresponding depression in the opposite valve.


Synonym (s)

Common Name (s)
• Reflexed Jewel Box
Economic Importance and Threats

Ecology
Habitat:  Rocky

Biogeography


• Andaman and Nicobar Islands INDIA
• Andhra Pradesh, Visakhapatnam INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Krusadai Island (Lat: 9.23) (Long: 79.22) INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Pamban (Lat: 9.29) (Long: 79.21) INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Shingle Island (Lat: 9.23) (Long: 79.23) 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
  • Society for the Management of European Biodiversity Data (2009) World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Available at - http://www.marinespecies.org
  • Gladys Archerd shell collection Washington State University tri-cities Natural History Museum Available at - http://shells.tricity.wsu.edu/ArcherdShellCollection/ShellCollection.html
  • Pati, SK; Rao, MV; Balaji, M and Pachu, AV (2011) Community Structure of fouling on a sunken vessel from Visakhapatnam harbour, east coast of India Journal of the Marine Biological Association of India The Marine Biological Association of India 53(1) 14-20 Available at - NIO,Goa
  • 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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