Gastrochaena cuneiformis   Spengler,  1783 (Clam)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Bivalvia
Order:[unassigned] Euheterodonta

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Color: White

Shell inequilateral, anterior part narrow, pointed, umbo subterminal. Ventral margin obliquely descending in front, rounded behind, posterior part rounded. Shell thin, with concentric sculpture. It can be recognized by a wide gap on the ventral side which extends from the anterior end to the middle of the ventral margin.

Synonym (s)
Gastrochaena cuneiformis Abbot and Dance, 1982
Gastrochaena gigantea Deshayes, 1830
Gastrochaena grandis Dunker, 1882
Gastrochaena lamellosa Deshayes, 1855
Gastrochaena ruppellii Deshayes, 1855
Gastrochoena mauritiana d'Orbigny in Sagra, 1853
Rocellaria hawaiensis Dall, Bartsch & Rehder, 1938

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats



• Kerala, Kollam INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Mandapam INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Chennai INDIA
• Lakshadweep INDIA
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Andaman Islands INDIA
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Andamans INDIA
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Little Andaman (Lat: 10.75) (Long: 92.5) 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
  • Society for the Management of European Biodiversity Data (2009) World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Available at -
  • Surya Rao, KV and Subba Rao, NV (1991) Mollusca State fauna series 2: Fauna of Lakshadweep ZSI, Calcutta 273-362 Available at - NIO, Goa
  • Stender, GK and Stender, YO Available at -

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