Atactodea glabrata   (Gmelin,  1791) (Clam)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Taxonomy
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Mollusca
Class: Bivalvia
Order:Veneroida
Family:Mesodesmatidae

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Description
Color: Ventral margin light brown to chocolate.

Shell subtrigonal, thick, solid, compressed, porcellaneous, smooth. Hinge strong, resilium narrow, pallial sinus short, white in color.


Synonym (s)
Atactodea striata [Barash & Danin, 1977]
Mactra glabrata Gmelin, 1791
Mactra striata Gmelin, 1791
Mesodesma striatum [Moazzo, 1939]
Mesodesma glabratum Hornell, 1921
Atactodea striata f. glabrata Abbot and Dance, 1982

Common Name (s)
• Wedge Clams
• Smooth Beach Clam (English)
Economic Importance and Threats

Ecology
Habitat:  Sandy

Biogeography


• Tamil Nadu, Pamban INDIA
• Lakshadweep INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Krusadai Island INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Shingle Island INDIA
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands INDIA
• SRI LANKA
• Tamil Nadu, Gulf of Mannar 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
  • Zenetos, A; Gofas, S; Russo, G and Templado, J CIESM Atlas of exotic molluscs in the Mediterranean CIESM Available at - http://www.ciesm.org/
  • Society for the Management of European Biodiversity Data (2009) World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Available at - http://www.marinespecies.org
  • Surya Rao, KV and Subba Rao, NV (1991) Mollusca State fauna series 2: Fauna of Lakshadweep ZSI, Calcutta 273-362 Available at - NIO, Goa
  • www.seashellhub.com Available at - http://www.seashellhub.com/
  • Appukuttan, KK and Joseph, S (2005) Conservation and Management of reef ecosystem associated molluscs for sustainable utilization Proceedings of the National Seminar on Reef Ecosystem Remediation SDMRI Special Research Publication No.9 59-68 Available at - http://www.sdmri.org/reports/proceedings%202005%20-%20sdmri.pdf

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