Cultellus subellipticus [Status Unaccepted]   Dunker,  1862 (Clam)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Bivalvia
Order:[unassigned] Euheterodonta

Size: 97.80-29.95 mm

Shell transversely elongate, inequal, thin, semi-transparent, white, anterior part short, narrow, posterior part longer, broad, ends rounded; compressed, hinge with single cardinal in right valve, two in the left valve, posterior bifd; surface smooth except for fine growth striae, interior with small ridge extending from umbo to above anterior muscle scar, nuscle scar rounded; pallial sinus small.

Synonym (s)
Cultellus subellipticus Dunker, 1861
Cultellus subellipticus Reeve, 1874
Cultellus subellipticus Preston, 1916

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats

Habitat:  Benthic


• Orissa, Chilika Lake INDIA (Record: 1995)
• Tamil Nadu, Ennore Backwaters INDIA (Record: 1995)
• Mergui Archipelago MYANMAR (Record: 1995)

Literature Source(s)
  • 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 -

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