Marcia (Marcia) pinguis   (Schroeter)  (Clam)
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Taxonomy
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Mollusca
Class: Bivalvia
Order:Veneroida
Family:Veneridae

Description
Size: Length 7.58-55.35 mm; height 5.25-46.20 mm; thickness 3.46-31.35 mm

Shell inflated; oval; lunule broad; surface smooth except for concentric striae; without markings.


Synonym (s)
Venus pinguis Schroeter 1788
Marcia pinguis Fischer-Piette 1976
Tapes pinguis Preston 1915
Tapes ceylonensis Preston 1915
Tapes pinguis Annandale and Kemp 1916
Tapes ceylonensis Annandale and Kemp 1916
Katelysia opima Ray 1948
Catelysia opima Satyamurti 1956

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats

Ecology
Habitat:  Estuarine

Biogeography


• Orissa, Mahanadi Estuary (Lat: 20.32) (Long: 86.75) INDIA
• Lakshadweep INDIA
• Persian Gulf
• MYANMAR
• SRI LANKA
• Orissa, Satpara INDIA (Record: 1913, 1991)
• Orissa, Chilika Lake INDIA (Record: 1913, 1985)
• Orissa, Mahosa INDIA (Record: 1913, 1991)
• Orissa, Manikpatna INDIA (Record: 1954, 1955)
• Orissa, Arakuda INDIA (Record: 1954, 1955, 1985)
• Orissa, Palur canal INDIA (Record: 1986)
• Orissa, Paradwip INDIA (Record: 07/09/1973)
• Orissa, Kusabhadra River mouth INDIA (Record: 01/12/1979)
• Orissa, Gopalpur INDIA (Record: 25/01/1941, 16/02/1972, 27/03/1973)
• Orissa, Tonda INDIA (Record: 1954, 1955)

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
  • Surya Rao, KV and Subba Rao, NV (1991) Mollusca State fauna series 2: Fauna of Lakshadweep ZSI, Calcutta 273-362 Available at - NIO, Goa
  • 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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