Trachycardium asiaticum   Bruguiere  (Clam)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Bivalvia

Image copyrights: Government of India

Length 31.55-36.05 mm; width 34.05-35.45 mm; height 29.50-31.45 mm

Color: White or pale cream

Shell globose, sculptured with radial ribs, smooth around umbo but lamelliferous towards the posterior margin.

Synonym (s)
Cardium asiaticum Bruguiere 1792

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats



• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Nicobar Islands (Lat: 7) (Long: 93) INDIA
• West Bengal, South 24 Parganas INDIA (Record: 1992)
• Tamil Nadu INDIA (Record: 1992)
• West Bengal, Sandheads INDIA (Record: 12/09/1884, 17/06/1885, 27/04/1887, 18/10/1889, 17/06/1865)
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Nicobar INDIA
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Nancowry Island (Lat: 7.98) (Long: 93.53) 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
  • 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 -

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