Isognomon perna   (Linnaeus,  1767) (Oyster)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Taxonomy
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Mollusca
Class: Bivalvia
Order:Mytiloida
Family:Isognomonidae

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Description
Maximum shell height 7.5 cm, commonly to 4 cm.


Synonym (s)
Melina perna (Linnaeus, 1767)
Perna sulcata Lamarck, 1819
Isognomon legumen (Gmelin, 1791)
(Misidentification)

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats
Importance:  Commercial
(Collected for food)

Ecology
Habitat:  Rocky, Sandy

Biogeography


• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Nicobar Islands (Lat: 7) (Long: 93) INDIA
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Car Nicobar (Lat: 9.17) (Long: 92.78) INDIA
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Little Andaman (Lat: 10.75) (Long: 92.5) INDIA
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Andaman Islands (Lat: 10) (Long: 93) INDIA
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Neill Island (Lat: 11.83) (Long: 93.05) INDIA
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Campbell Bay INDIA
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Havelock (Lat: 11.97) (Long: 93) INDIA
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Katchall Island (Lat: 7.95) (Long: 93.37) INDIA
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Red Skin Island (Lat: 11.55) (Long: 92.58) INDIA

Literature Source(s)
  • 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
  • Tan, KS and Kastoro, WW (2004) A small collection of gastropods and bivalves from the Anambas and Natuna Islands, south China Sea The Raffles Bulletin of Zoology 11 47-54
  • Poutiers, JM (1998) Bivalves FAO species identification guide for fishery purposes. The living marine resources of the western central Pacific. Volume 1: Seaweeds, corals, bivalves and gastropods FAO, Rome 1 686 pp Available at - http://www.fao.org/docrep/009/w7191e/w7191e00.htm
  • Society for the Management of European Biodiversity Data (2009) World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Available at - http://www.marinespecies.org
  • www.seashellhub.com Available at - http://www.seashellhub.com/

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