Macoma (Psammacoma) truncata   (Jonas)  (Clam)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Bivalvia

Size: Length 32-49.10 mm; 23-27 mm; height 9.2-12.2 mm

Shell trigonal, donaciformes. Pallial sinus equal, developed upto half of the length. Sinus rises sharply posterior, descending anteriorly with arcuated anterior end, falls obliquely to the pallial line and confluent with ventral margin.

Synonym (s)
Tellina truncata Jonas in Philippi, 1844
Tellina gubernaculum Hanley, 1844
Macoma (Psammacoma) truncata Dey, 1981

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats

Habitat:  Sandy, Coastal


• Orissa, Mahanadi Estuary (Lat: 20.32) (Long: 86.75) INDIA
• West Bengal, Medinipur INDIA (Record: 1992)
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands INDIA (Record: 1992)
• Goa INDIA (Record: 1992)
• Gujarat INDIA (Record: 1992)
• Maharashtra INDIA (Record: 1992)
• Tamil Nadu INDIA (Record: 1992)
• Orissa, Kaluparaghat INDIA (Record: 1955)
• West Bengal, Digha INDIA (Record: 15/03/1983, 27/03/1984)
• Red Sea (Record: 1992)
• Persian Gulf (Record: 1992)
• PAKISTAN (Record: 1992)
• Orissa, Mahanadi Estuary INDIA (Record: 1991)
• Pondicherry, Karaikal INDIA (Record: 1991)
• Maharashtra, Mumbai INDIA (Record: 1991)
• Gujarat, Kandla Port INDIA (Record: 1991)
• West Bengal, Digha Coast INDIA
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Andamans INDIA
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Port Blair (Lat: 11.67) (Long: 92.75) INDIA

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
  • Ramakrishna; Sarkar, J and Talukdar, S (2003) Marine invertebrates of Digha coast and some recomendations on their conservation Records of the Zoological Survey of India ZSI, Kolkata 101(3-4) 1 Available at - NCL, Pune
  • Subba Rao, NV; Dey, A and Barua, S (1992) Estuarine and marine molluscs Fauna of West Bengal Part 9 (State fauna series 3) ZSI, Calcutta 129-268 Available at - NIO, Goa
  • Society for the Management of European Biodiversity Data (2009) World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Available at -
  • 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
  • Dey, M and Mitra, A (2005) Molluscan community around Digha coast, West Bengal, India Journal of Environment and Sociobiology Social Environmental and Biological Association, Kolkata, India 2(1&2) 43-47 Available at - NIO, Goa
  • 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

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