Fulvia papyracea [Status Unaccepted]   (Bruguiere,  1789) (Clam)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Taxonomy
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Mollusca
Class: Bivalvia
Order:Veneroida
Family:Cardiidae

Description
Size: Maximum shell length 6 cm, commonly to 5 cm.


Synonym (s)
Cardium natalense Krauss, 1848
Cardium papyraceum Chemnitz, 1782
Laevicardium papyraceum (Bruguiere, 1789)
Fulvia aperta (Bruguiere, 1789)
(Misidentification)

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

Ecology
Habitat:  Estuarine, Muddy

Biogeography


• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Car Nicobar (Lat: 9.17) (Long: 92.78) INDIA
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Andaman Islands (Lat: 10) (Long: 93) INDIA
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Bamboo Flat Bay (Lat: 11.7) (Long: 92.73) INDIA
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Stewart Island (Lat: 13.02) (Long: 92.93) 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
  • 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
  • Poppe, GT and Poppe, P (1996) Conchology, Inc. Conchology, Inc. Available at - http://www.conchology.be/en/home/home.php

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