Venerupis macrophylla   Deshayes,  1853 (Clam)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Bivalvia

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Color: Shell is white , but small pale brown patches may be detected on the inner surface

Shell is moderately small and varies in shape of its outline, it is more or less rectangular, much longer than high, broader posteriorly and with a straight lower margin. A slightly arched upper margin and an angular front margin, the umbo being placed close to the front margin. Sculpture is strongly developed and consists of thin, crested concentric lamellae, more strongly raised near the posterior margin and separated by wide inter spaces which are traversed by fine close-set, radiating grooves. Inner surface is smooth and its margin is not toothed.

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• Andaman and Nicobar Islands INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Krusadai Island (Lat: 9.23) (Long: 79.22) INDIA

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
  • 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
  • Society for the Management of European Biodiversity Data (2009) World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Available at -
  • Conchology - The art and science of nature Available at -
  • Satyamurti, ST (1956) The Mollusca of Krusadai island in the Gulf of Mannar II.- Scaphopoda, Pelecypoda and Cephalopoda Bulletin of the Madras Government 1(2) 202 pp Available at - NIO, Goa

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