Felania chilkaensis   Preston  (Clam)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Bivalvia
Order:Euheterodonta incertae sedis

Size: Length 9.90-13.94 mm; height 6.64-13.90 mm; thickness 3.28-6.70 mm

Umbo elevated, posterior margin suddenly slopes, rounded; umbonal area light brown; outer surface olive brown.

Synonym (s)
Diplodonta (Felania) chilkaensis Preston 1914
Diplodonta (Felania) chilkaensis Preston 1915
Diplodonta (Felania) chilkaensis Annandale and Kemp 1916

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats



• Orissa, South Satpara INDIA (Record: 1913, 1991)
• Orissa, Manikpatna INDIA (Record: 1913, 1991)
• Orissa, Chilika Lake INDIA (Record: 1913, 1985)
• Orissa, Barkul INDIA (Record: 1913, 1991)
• Orissa, Gopalpur INDIA (Record: 27/11/1962)
• Orissa, Kusabhadra River mouth INDIA (Record: 01/12/1977)

Literature Source(s)
  • Dey, AR and Mitra, SC (2004) Records of the Zoological Survey of India Zoological Survey of India ZSI, 234/4, AJC Bose Road, 2nd MSO Building, (13th Floor), Nizam Palace, Kolkata-700 020 228 35431 Available at - NCL, Pune
  • 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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