Tellina capsoides   Lamarck,  1818 (Clam)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Bivalvia

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Size: 10-20 mm

Colour: Yellow, orange, white

It has relatively thick, chalky-white shells sculptured with numerous concentric growth ridges. The posterior end is angular with a long, straight hinge line. Two cardinal teeth are present on each valve. Ligament is external.

Synonym (s)

Common Name (s)
• Box Like Tellin
Economic Importance and Threats

Habitat:  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
  • 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
  • Branch, GM; Griffiths, CL; Branch, CL and Beckley, LE (2008) Two oceans: A guide to the marine life of Southern Africa Struik Publishers 359 pp Available at -
  • Society for the Management of European Biodiversity Data (2009) World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Available at -
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