Pinna muricata   Linnaeus,  1758 (Clam)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Taxonomy
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Mollusca
Class: Bivalvia
Order:Pterioida
Family:Pinnidae

Image copyrights: Guido T. Poppe & Philippe Poppe

Description
Size: 70-380 mm

Color: Pale greenish brown

Very thin and fragile and isosceles triangle, fine radial riblets, often the ribs have spines or scales, umbo at anterior end, interior is nacreous.


Synonym (s)
Pinna exquisita Dall, Bartsch, and Rehder, 1938
Pinna hawaiensis Dall, Bartsch, and Rehder, 1938
Pinna philippinensis Reeve, 1858
Quantulopinna delsa Iredale, 1939
Quantulopinna muricata (Linnaeus, 1758)

Common Name (s)
• Prickly Pen Shell
Economic Importance and Threats
Importance:  Commercial
(Edible, used for decoration)

Ecology
Habitat:  Demersal,Rocky,Sandy,Coastal
Trophic Level:  Consumer

Biogeography


• Andaman and Nicobar Islands INDIA

Literature Source(s)
  • (2002) Lakshadweep Islands biodiversity strategy and action plan (Version: 3)
  • Tikadar, BK; Daniel, A and Subbarao, NV (1986) Sea shore animals of Andaman and Nicobar Islands The Director, ZSI, Kolkatta 188 Available at - ZSI, Pune
  • 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
  • Nagabhushanam, AK and Krishnan, S (1993) Observations on the distribution of some of the marine organism inhabiting the inter-tidal zone along the western continental shelf of the Bay of Bengal, with particular reference to the Tamil Nadu coastal strip Records of the Zoological Survey of India 93(3-4) 449-490 Available at - ZSI, 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 - www.tandf.co.uk/journals
  • Ahmadi, RM (1985) Effect of oil spilled in Nowruz platform in the Persian Gulf on the endangered benthic organisms Proceedings of the symposium on endangered marine animals and marine parks Marine Biological Association of India, Cochin 1 383-388 Available at - NIO, Goa
  • Hosseinzadeh, H; Daghoghi, B and Rameshi, H (2001) Atlas of the Persian Gulf molluscs Oman sea fisheries research center, Oman 208 Available at - NIO, Goa
  • 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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