Vulsella vulsella   (Linnaeus,  1758) (Clam)
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Taxonomy
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Mollusca
Class: Bivalvia
Order:Pterioida
Family:Pteriidae

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Description
Size: 30-50 mm

Color: Pale brown marked with dark brown bands radiating from the umbo.

Shell narrow elongated and slightly arched; triangular, internal ligament pit, interior is pearly; valves inflated towards the umbonal margin but flattened towards the ventral extremity; dorsal margin convexly rounded; umbo small, pointed, curved and beak-like.


Synonym (s)
Mya vulsella Linnaeus, 1758
Reniella dilatata Swainson, 1840

Common Name (s)
• Sponge Finger Oyster (English)
Economic Importance and Threats

Ecology
Habitat:  Coastal
Trophic Level:  Consumer
Prey:  Plankton

Biogeography


• Tamil Nadu, Parangipettai Coast (Lat: 11.48) (Long: 79.77) INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Dhanushkodi INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Mandapam INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Krusadai Island (Lat: 9.23) (Long: 79.22) INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Pamban (Lat: 9.29) (Long: 79.21) INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Rameswaram (Lat: 9.25) (Long: 79.33) INDIA

Literature Source(s)
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  • 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
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  • 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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