Meropesta nicobarica   (Gmelin,  1791) (Clam)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Bivalvia


Synonym (s)
Eastonia nicobarica (Gmelin, 1791)
Eastonia reticulata (Spengler, 1802)
Lutraria chemnitzii Philippi, 1849
Mactra aegyptiaca Dillwyn, 1817
Mactra nicobarica Gmelin, 1791
Mactra reticulata Spengler, 1802
Meropesta meridiana Iredale, 1929
Standella nicobarica (Gmelin, 1791)

Common Name (s)
• Nicobar Mactra
Economic Importance and Threats



• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Andamans INDIA
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Port Blair (Lat: 11.67) (Long: 92.75) INDIA
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Camorta 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
  • OBIS Indo-Pacific molluscan database Available at -
  • Ahmadi, RM (1985) Effect of oil spilled in Nowruz platform in the Persian Gulf on the endangered benthic organisms Proceedings of the symposium on endangered marine animals and marine parks Marine Biological Association of India, Cochin 1 383-388 Available at - NIO, Goa
  • (1999) Bisyogai Database Available at -

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