Siliqua (Siliqua) radiata   (Linnaeus)  (Clam)
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Taxonomy
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Mollusca
Class: Bivalvia
Order:[unassigned] Euheterodonta
Family:Pharidae

Description
Size: Length 18.75-94.04 mm; height 6.66-33.95 mm; thickness 2.85-19.62 mm

Shell with internal rib extending from umbo to ventral margin; outer surface light violet with four white radiating bands.


Synonym (s)
Solen radiatus Linnaeus 1758
Siliqua radiata Ray 1977
Siliqua radiata Rajagopal Mookherjee and Mitra 1980

Common Name (s)
• Sunset Shells (English)
Economic Importance and Threats

Ecology

Biogeography


• Orissa, Mahanadi Estuary (Lat: 20.32) (Long: 86.75) INDIA
• Orissa, Mouth of Chilika INDIA (Record: 1954)
• Orissa, Tonda INDIA (Record: 30/12/1954)
• Orissa, Chandipur INDIA (Record: 07/03/1939, 10/11/1962)
• Orissa, Konark INDIA (Record: 20/11/1962)
• Orissa, Chandrabhaga INDIA (Record: 11/02/1972, 15/02/1975)
• Orissa, Puri INDIA (Record: 18/01/1908-19/01/1908, 13/03/1973)
• West Bengal, Sundarbans INDIA (Record: 1991)
• West Bengal, Sagar Island INDIA (Record: 1991)
• West Bengal, Digha INDIA (Record: 1991)
• Andhra Pradesh, Vishakhapatnam INDIA (Record: 1991)
• Andhra Pradesh, Kakinada INDIA (Record: 1991)
• Tamil Nadu, Chennai INDIA (Record: 1991)
• Tamil Nadu, Pamban INDIA (Record: 1991)
• Tamil Nadu, Tiruchchendur INDIA (Record: 1991)
• Tamil Nadu, Tharangambadi INDIA (Record: 1991)
• Kerala, Malabar Coast INDIA (Record: 1991)
• Goa INDIA (Record: 1991)
• Maharashtra, Mumbai INDIA (Record: 1991)
• Gujarat, Gulf of Kachchh INDIA (Record: 1991)
• SRI LANKA (Record: 1991)
• Orissa, Uttar bar INDIA (Record: 1985)
• Orissa, Tonda Sand Hills INDIA (Record: 1954)

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
  • Zoological Survey of India (Eds.) (1998) Fauna Of Mahanadi estuary, Orissa Estuarine ecosystem series no 3 ZSI, Kolkata 1-218 Available at - ZSI, Pune
  • 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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