Corculum cardissa   (Linnaeus,  1758) (Clam)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Bivalvia

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Size: Maximum shell height 8 cm, commonly to 5 cm.

Synonym (s)
Corculum unimaculatum (Broderip and Sowerby, 1833)
Corculum obesum Bartsch, 1947
Corculum laevigatum Bartsch, 1947
Corculum kirai Shikama, 1964
Corculum dionaeum (Sowerby, 1829)
Corculum aselae Bartsch, 1947
Cardissa alba Megerle von Muhlfeld, 1811
Cardium aequale Deshayes, 1855
Cardium cardissa Linnaeus, 1758
Cardium dionaeum Broderip & G.B. Sowerby I, 1829
Cardium humanum Chemnitz: Romer, 1869
Cardium impressum Lightfoot, 1786
Cardium inversum Lamarck, 1819
Cardium junoniae Lamarck, 1819
Cardium monstrosum Gmelin, 1791
Cardium productum Deshayes, 1855
Cardium replicatum Spengler, 1799
Cardium spinosa Swainson, 1840
Cardium unimaculatum Sowerby in Broderip & Sowerby, 1833
Corculum inflatum Roding, 1798
Corculum dolorosum Roding, 1798
Corculum humanum Roding, 1798
Corculum levigatum Bartsch, 1947

Common Name (s)
• True Heart Cockle
Economic Importance and Threats
Importance:  Commercial
(Artisanally collected, mainly used as an ornamental shell.)

Habitat:  Reef Associated, Sandy


• 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
  • 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 -
  • Society for the Management of European Biodiversity Data (2009) World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Available at -
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