Crassostrea cuttackensis   (Newton & Smith)  1912 (Oyster)
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Taxonomy
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Mollusca
Class: Bivalvia
Order:Ostreoida
Family:Ostreidae

Description
Size: 19.25-66.62 mm; length 130.40-290 mm; width 56-145 mm; height 24.25-83.75 mm

Shell large exceeding 50 mm in length, heavy, bulky, lower valve concave, margin not crenulate, no tubercles on either side of umbonal groove; variable shape.

The shape, size and even the impression of muscle scar change due to the environmental condition.


Synonym (s)
Crassostrea gryphoides var. cuttackensis Subb Rao, 1975
Crassostrea lugubris Ranson, 1967
Ostrea gryphoides var. cuttakensis Newton and Smith, 1912
Ostrea madrasensis Preston, 1916
Ostrea virginiana Annandale & Kemp, 1916
Crassostrea belcheri Ramson, 1967
Crassostrea lugubris Ramson, 1967
Crassostrea gryphoides var. cuttackensis Subba Rao and Mookherjee, 1975

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats

Ecology
Habitat:  Sandy

Biogeography


• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Nicobar Islands (Lat: 7) (Long: 93) INDIA
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Andaman Islands (Lat: 10) (Long: 93) INDIA
• Orissa, Mahanadi Estuary (Lat: 20.32) (Long: 86.75) INDIA
• Orissa, Manikpatna INDIA (Record: 1913-1914)
• Orissa, Arakuda INDIA (Record: 1985)
• Orissa, Chilika Lake INDIA (Record: 1985, 1987)
• West Bengal, Jharkhali INDIA (Record: 29/09/1984)
• West Bengal, North 24 Parganas INDIA
• Andhra Pradesh INDIA
• Gujarat INDIA
• Karnataka INDIA
• Kerala INDIA
• Maharashtra INDIA
• Orissa INDIA
• Tamil Nadu INDIA
• BANGLADESH
• MYANMAR
• MALAYSIA
• Orissa, Talburai INDIA (Record: 04/11/1962-06/11/1962)
• Orissa, Chandipur INDIA (Record: 06/1949)
• Orissa, Hukitola INDIA (Record: 17/03/1964)
• Orissa, Chhatrapur INDIA (Record: 24/11/1962)
• Orissa, Gopalpur INDIA (Record: 25/01/1941, 27/03/1973)
• West Bengal, Sundarbans INDIA
• Andhra Pradesh, Chittivalasa INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Ennore Backwaters INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Krusadai INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Shingle Island INDIA
• Kerala, Kochi INDIA
• Kerala, Kozhikode INDIA
• Karnataka, Karwar INDIA
• Maharashtra, Mumbai INDIA
• Gujarat, Gulf of Kachchh INDIA
• West Bengal, Champta INDIA (Record: 12/09/1983)
• Orissa, Chilika Lagoon (Lat: 19.46) (Long: 85.08) INDIA (Record: 07/2007-10/2007, 07/2008-10/2008)
• Orissa, Chilika Lagoon (Lat: 19.9) (Long: 85.63) INDIA (Record: 07/2007-10/2007, 07/2008-10/2008)
• Tamil Nadu, Gulf of Mannar (Lat: 78.13) (Long: 8.58) INDIA (Record: 01/1994-12/1995)
• Tamil Nadu, Gulf of Mannar (Lat: 79.5) (Long: 9.33) INDIA (Record: 01/1994-12/1995)

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
  • (2001) Fauna of Godavari estuary, Andhra Pradesh Estuarine ecosystem series 4 ZSI, Kolkata 1-166 Available at - ZSI, Pune
  • Zoological Survey of India (Eds.) (1998) Fauna Of Mahanadi estuary, Orissa Estuarine ecosystem series no 3 ZSI, Kolkata 1-218 Available at - ZSI, Pune
  • Rao, NVS; Rao, KVS and Manna, RN (1995) Mollusca Wetland ecosystem series 1: Fauna of Chilka lake ZSI, Calcutta 391-468 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
  • 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
  • Rao, NVS; Rao, KVS and Maitra, S (1991) Marine molluscs State fauna series 1: Fauna of Orissa Zoological Survey of India, Calcutta Part 3 1-175 Available at - NIO, Goa
  • Mahapatro, D; Panigrahy, RC; Panda, S and Mishra, RK (2009) Influence of monsoon on macrobenthic assemblage in outer channel area of Chilika lagoon, east coast of India. Journal of Wetlands Ecology Wetland Friends of Nepal (WFN) 3 56-67 Available at - http://www.nepjol.info/index.php/JOWE/article/download/2223/2668
  • Hameed, PS and Somasundaram, SSN (1998) A survey of bivalve molluscs in Gulf of Mannar, India Indian Journal of Fisheries Indian journal of Fisheries for the Indian Council of Agricultural Research, Kochi, India 45(2) 177-181 Available at - http://epubs.icar.org.in/ejournal/index.php/IJF/article/download/8741/3650

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