Tellina corbuloides   Hanley,  1844 (Clam)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Bivalvia

Image copyrights: Alan Morton

Size: Length 12.0-15.2 mm; width 8.50-10.05 mm; 1.85-6 mm

Color: White and rosy

Shell corbuloid, solid, inequivalve. Umbo pointed, elevated and almost middle. Anterior margin rounded, ventral margin convex, Anterior dorsal margin and posterior dorsal margin straight and gradually sloping. It is sculptured with fine, closed, concentric striae. Cardinal complex consists of an equally bilobed anterior tooth and a thin posterior tooth on the left valve and small anterior tooth and a bilobed posterior tooth on the right valve. Muscle scar is well developed. Pallial sinus is equal on both the valves. Sinus ascends posteriorly and descends anteriorly with actuated anterior end touching the anterior adductor scars and falls obliquely to the pallial line and confluent with it.

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• West Bengal, South 24 Parganas INDIA
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands INDIA
• West Bengal, Bakkhali INDIA (Record: 29/10/1979)

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
  • 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
  • Society for the Management of European Biodiversity Data (2009) World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Available at -
  • Morton, A A collection of Eocene and Oligocene fossils Available at -

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