Nucula (Nucula) mitralis   Hinds  1843 (Clam)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Bivalvia

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Length: 4.43-7.60 mm
Width: 3.80-5.60 mm
Height: 2.60-4.45 mm

Shell wedge shaped, longer than broad, inequilateral and nacreous. Umbone acute. Lunule lozenge shaped. Anterior margin rounded, posterior side short and less than half of anterior side. It is sculptured with fine concentric striae. Teeth are plate like, anterior end with 25-28 and posterior with 8-9 teeth. Ventral margin denticulate on the inner side.

Synonym (s)
Nucula mitralis Hinds 1843
Nucula mitralis Prashad 1933

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats



• West Bengal, South 24 Parganas INDIA (Record: 1992)
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Andaman Islands INDIA (Record: 1992)
• Orissa INDIA (Record: 1992)
• West Bengal, Sandheads INDIA (Record: 00/00/1884, 17/06/1885)

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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