Pinctada anomioides   (Reeve,  1857) (Oyster)
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Taxonomy
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Mollusca
Class: Bivalvia
Order:Pterioida
Family:Pteriidae

Description
The hinge line is shorter than the width of the broadest region in the antero-posterior axis. Hinge teeth are absent or faintly visible. The antero-posterior axis of the body of the shell extends to some distance in front of the vertical line to the external border of the anterior ear. The anterior ear is very moderately developed and presents a deep byssal notch at its base. The posterior ear and the posterior sinus are absent. Externally the valves are yellowish with a light tinge of gray. Faint radial markings are present. The valves are translucent. The nacreous region is well developed and its posterior border meets the hinge at right angles


Synonym (s)
Avicula anomioides Reeve, 1857
Avicula (Meleagrina) anomioides Dunker, 1872
Pterin (Margaritifera) anomioides Jameson, 1901

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats

Ecology

Biogeography


• Maharashtra, Mumbai (Lat: 18.97) (Long: 72.8) INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Tuticorin (Lat: 8.8) (Long: 78.15) INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Mandapam (Lat: 9.4) (Long: 79.5) INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Chennai INDIA
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Andaman INDIA
• Lakshadweep INDIA
• Palk Bay (Lat: 9.5) (Long: 79.25) INDIA
• Palk Bay INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Tuticorin INDIA
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Andaman Islands INDIA

Literature Source(s)
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  • Ray, HC (1977) Contribution to the knowledge of the molluscan fauna of Maungmagan, Lower Burma (with descriptions of one new genus and species of the Family Turridae (Gastropoda) 8) Contribution to the knowledge of the molluscan fauna of Maungmagan, Lower Burma (with descriptions of one new genus and species of the Family Turridae (Gastropoda) 8) Indian Museum, Calcutta 1-150 Available at - Zoological Records (Burma marine)
  • Ingole, BS and Parulekar, AH (1992) Resource potential and status of pearl oyster fishery in India Marine Archaeology 3 32 - 36 Available at - NIO, Goa
  • Rao, KV and Rao, KS (1974) Pearl Oysters The commercial molluscs of India Bulletin Of Central Marine Fisheries Research Institute CMFRI, Cochin 25 84-105 Available at - http://eprints.cmfri.org.in/650/1/Veerabadra_rao_and_rao.pdf
  • Sundaram, KS; Sarvesan, R; Mohamed, KH and Shanbhogue, SL (1969) Catalogue of molluscs, prawns, stomatopods and marine algae in the reference collections of the central marine fisheries research institute Bulletin Of Central Marine Fisheries Research Institute CMFRI, Cochin 9 1-52 Available at - http://eprints.cmfri.org.in/570/1/Bulletin_9.pdf

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