Bankia rochi   Moll,  1931 (Shipworm)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Bivalvia

Shell is small, median disc is well marked. Ribs on the anterior lobe are close with coarse sculpture. Pallets with a series of cones are arranged on a central disc. Calcareous portion u-shaped and covered by periostracum and the margin has comb like serration in both the faces. Stalk is long and cylindrical.

Synonym (s)
Bankia roonwali Rajagopalaienger, 1961
Bankia rochi Moll, 1931
Bankia (Neobankia) roonwali Rajagopaliengar, 1961
Bankia rochi Turner, 1966
Bankia roonwali Subba Rao, 1968
Bankia komaii Taki & Habe, 1945

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats



• West Bengal, Sundarbans (Lat: 21.5) (Long: 88.17) INDIA
• Orissa, Mahanadi Estuary (Lat: 20.32) (Long: 86.75) INDIA
• Andhra Pradesh INDIA (Record: 1992)
• Karnataka INDIA (Record: 1992)
• Maharashtra INDIA (Record: 1992)
• West Bengal, North 24 Parganas INDIA (Record: 1992)
• West Bengal, South 24 Parganas INDIA (Record: 1992)
• Red Sea (Record: 1992)
• Persian Gulf (Record: 1992)
• West Bengal, Port Canning INDIA (Record: 13/01/1958 - 15/01/1958)
• West Bengal, Saznekhali INDIA (Record: 28/03/1958, 1991)
• West Bengal, Saznekhali, Tatubaria Camp INDIA (Record: 25/03/1958)
• Orissa, False Point INDIA (Record: 1991)
• Orissa, Paradwip INDIA (Record: 20/03/1964)
• West Bengal, Gomdi River INDIA (Record: 30/04/1961, 28/03/1961 - 01/05/1961)
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands INDIA
• Lakshadweep INDIA
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Andamans INDIA
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Port Blair (Lat: 11.67) (Long: 92.75) INDIA

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