Modiolus (Modiolus) striatulus   Hanley  (Mussel)
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Taxonomy
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Mollusca
Class: Bivalvia
Order:Mytiloida
Family:Mytilidae

Description
Size: Length 5.95-23.28 mm; height 3.00-9.25 mm; thickness 1.82-8.15 mm

Upper margin strongly elevated and evenly arched, postero-dorsal margin declines and posterior extremity narrowed.

Shells are usually found attached to rocks, stones, wooden jetties in submerged waters, and also on algal growths on stone.


Synonym (s)
Modiola striatula Hanley 1844
Modiola jenkinsi Preston 1910
Modiola annandalei Preston 1911
Modiola celator Preston 1911
Modiola emarginata Preston 1914
Modiola taprobanensis Preston 1915
Modiolus (Modiolus) striatulus Annandale and Kemp 1916
Modiolus striatulus Subba Rao and Mookherjee 1975
Modiolus (Modiolus) striatulus Ray 1977

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats

Ecology

Biogeography


• Orissa, Mahanadi Estuary (Lat: 20.32) (Long: 86.75) INDIA
• Orissa, Barkul INDIA (Record: 1913, 1984, 1985, 1991)
• Orissa, Barkuda INDIA (Record: 1913, 1991)
• Orissa, Breakfast Island INDIA (Record: 1913, 1991)
• Orissa, Satpara INDIA (Record: 1913, 1991)
• Orissa, Barnikuda INDIA (Record: 1913, 1991)
• Orissa, Malidaikuda INDIA (Record: 1913, 1991)
• Orissa, Kalidai INDIA (Record: 1913, 1991)
• Orissa, Manikpatna INDIA (Record: 1913, 1991)
• Orissa, Rambha INDIA (Record: 1913, 1991)
• Orissa, Kalijai INDIA (Record: 1913)
• Orissa, Chilika Lake INDIA (Record: 1985)
• Orissa, Gopakuda INDIA (Record: 1986)
• Orissa, Madeli Creek INDIA (Record: 28/03/1964)
• Orissa, False Point INDIA (Record: 15/03/1964-16/03/1964)
• West Bengal, Port Canning INDIA (Record: 1991)
• West Bengal, Salt Lake INDIA (Record: 1991)
• West Bengal, Kidderpore Docks INDIA (Record: 1991)
• West Bengal, Kolkata INDIA (Record: 1991)
• Tamil Nadu, Ennore Backwaters INDIA (Record: 1991)
• Kerala, Kochi INDIA (Record: 1991)
• Maharashtra, Mumbai INDIA (Record: 1991)
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Andamans INDIA (Record: 1991)
• SRI LANKA (Record: 1991)
• Orissa, Birds' dropping Island INDIA (Record: 1985)
• Orissa, Parahara INDIA (Record: 1985)

Literature Source(s)
  • Zoological Survey of India (Eds.) (1998) Fauna Of Mahanadi estuary, Orissa Estuarine ecosystem series no 3 ZSI, Kolkata 1-218 Available at - ZSI, Pune
  • 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)
  • Rao, NVS; Rao, KVS and Manna, RN (1995) Mollusca Wetland ecosystem series 1: Fauna of Chilka lake ZSI, Calcutta 391-468 Available at - NIO, Goa
  • Society for the Management of European Biodiversity Data (2009) World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Available at - http://www.marinespecies.org
  • Rao, NVS; Rao, KVS and Maitra, S (1991) Marine molluscs State fauna series 1: Fauna of Orissa Zoological Survey of India, Calcutta Part 3 1-175 Available at - NIO, Goa

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