Solen brevis   Gray  1842 (Clam)
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Taxonomy
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Mollusca
Class: Bivalvia
Order:[unassigned] Euheterodonta
Family:Solenidae

Description
Size: Length 36.25-73.05 mm; width 5.5-14 mm; height 4.50-8.80 mm

Shell almost straight with flattened tapering posterior end. Posterior margin narrow, anterior margin broad abruptly truncated. It is sculptured with prominent growth lines.


Synonym (s)
Solen brevis Gray, 1842-56

Common Name (s)
• Jack Knife Clam
Economic Importance and Threats

Ecology
Habitat:  Coastal

Biogeography


• West Bengal, Digha Coast (Lat: 21.61) (Long: 87.53) INDIA
• West Bengal, Digha INDIA (Record: 10/03/1966, 15/03/1983, 28/03/1984)
• West Bengal, Bakkhali INDIA (Record: 15/03/1980)
• West Bengal, Basirhat INDIA (Record: 06/09/1984)
• West Bengal, Pargumti INDIA (Record: 10/09/1984)
• West Bengal, Gosaba INDIA (Record: 17/09/1984)
• West Bengal, Jharkhali INDIA (Record: 21/09/1984)
• West Bengal, Port Canning INDIA (Record: 26/09/1984)
• West Bengal, Medinipur INDIA (Record: 1992)
• West Bengal, North 24 Parganas INDIA (Record: 1992)
• West Bengal, South 24 Parganas INDIA (Record: 1992)
• Orissa INDIA (Record: 1992)
• Tamil Nadu INDIA (Record: 1992)
• West Bengal, New Digha INDIA (Record: 07/2000-06/2001)
• West Bengal, Old Digha INDIA (Record: 07/2000-06/2001)
• West Bengal, Digha Coast INDIA

Literature Source(s)
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  • 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
  • Ramakrishna; Sarkar, J and Talukdar, S (2003) Marine invertebrates of Digha coast and some recomendations on their conservation Records of the Zoological Survey of India ZSI, Kolkata 101(3-4) 1 Available at - NCL, Pune
  • 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)
  • Goswami, BCB (1992) Marine fauna of Digha coast of West Bengal, India Journal of Marine Biological Association of India The Marine Biological Association of India, Cochin 34 115-137 Available at - NIO, RC Kochi
  • Subba Rao, NV; Dey, A and Barua, S (1992) Estuarine and marine molluscs Fauna of West Bengal Part 9 (State fauna series 3) ZSI, Calcutta 129-268 Available at - NIO, Goa
  • Hosseinzadeh, H; Daghoghi, B and Rameshi, H (2001) Atlas of the Persian Gulf molluscs Oman sea fisheries research center, Oman 208 Available at - NIO, Goa
  • 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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