Arca tortuosa   Linnaeus,  1758 (Clam)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Taxonomy
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Mollusca
Class: Bivalvia
Order:Arcoida
Family:Arcidae

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Description
Color: Shell whitish with tinge of rust brown near umbones.

Shell thin with markedly twisted shape. Valves provided with a strong keel running down from umbo to the posterio-ventral corner. Sculpture consist of moderatley strong close set radiating lines decussated by strong concentric growth striae.


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Ecology

Biogeography


• Tamil Nadu, Pamban Island (Lat: 9.25) (Long: 79.33) INDIA

Literature Source(s)
  • Apte,D (1998) The book of Indian shells Oxford University Press 115
  • Society for the Management of European Biodiversity Data (2009) World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Available at - http://www.marinespecies.org
  • Gladys Archerd shell collection Washington State University tri-cities Natural History Museum Available at - http://shells.tricity.wsu.edu/ArcherdShellCollection/ShellCollection.html
  • Satyamurti, ST (1956) The Mollusca of Krusadai island in the Gulf of Mannar II.- Scaphopoda, Pelecypoda and Cephalopoda Bulletin of the Madras Government 1(2) 202 pp Available at - NIO, Goa

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