Atactodea striata   (Gmelin,  1791) (Clam)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Bivalvia

Size: Maximum shell length 4 cm, commonly to 2.5 cm.

Synonym (s)
Mactra striata Gmelin, 1791
Mesodesma (Atactodea) striata Prashad, 1932
Atactodea glabrata (Gmelin, 1791)
Mesodesma trigonum Deshayes, 1853
Paphies striata (Gmelin, 1791)
Mactra glabrata Gmelin, 1791
Mactra sulcata Bory de Saint-Vincent, 1827
Mactra taprobanensis W. Wood, 1828
Mesodesma intermedia Reeve, 1854
Mesodesma macrodon Reeve, 1854
Mesodesma mitis Reeve, 1854
Mesodesma savignyi Jousseaume, 1888
Mesodesma sulcata Reeve, 1854
Mesodesma trigona Deshyes, 1832

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

Habitat:  Sandy, Coastal


• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Little Andaman (Lat: 10.75) (Long: 92.5) INDIA
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Neill Island (Lat: 11.83) (Long: 93.05) INDIA
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Havelock (Lat: 11.97) (Long: 93) INDIA
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Red Skin Island (Lat: 11.55) (Long: 92.58) INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Dhanushkodi INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Tuticorin Fishing Harbour 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
  • Oliver, PG; Holmes, AM; Killeen, lJ and Wood, H (2004) Annotated checklist of the marine Bivalvia of Rodrigues Journal of Natural History Taylor and Francis 38 3229-3272 Available at -
  • 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
  • Society for the Management of European Biodiversity Data (2009) World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Available at -
  • 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 -
  • Samuel, VD; Chacko, D and Edward, JKP (2005) Preliminary study on the molluscan diversity of “the lost world’’– Dhanushkodi, east coast of India Proceedings of the National Seminar on Reef Ecosystem Remediation SDMRI Special Research Publication No.9 54-58 Available at -
  • Geocities Available at -
  • Kumar, RR; Edward, JKP and Jaikumar, M (2010) Macro benthic community structure on Tuticorin coastal waters, Gulf of Mannar,South East Coast of India World Journal of Fish and Marine Sciences IDOSI publications 2(1) 70-77 Available at -

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