Timoclea imbricata   (G.B. Sowerby II,  1853) (Clam)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Taxonomy
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Mollusca
Class: Bivalvia
Order:Veneroida
Family:Veneridae

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Description
Size: Length 7.85-10.3 mm; width 6.5-12.55 mm; height 4.4-8.6 mm

Color: Whitish, tinged with rust brown and violet at the umbonal region.

Shell ovately subordate, posteriorly angulate. It is sculptured with radial ribs. Ribs are crenately imbricated, interstices neatly excavate.


Synonym (s)
Glycydonta imbricata (Sowerby, 1845)
(Junior synonym)
Venus imbricata Sowerby, 1853
Venus cochinensis Sowerby, 1853
Chione imbricata Preston, 1916
Timoclea cochinensis Fisher-Piette, 1976

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats

Ecology
Habitat:  Demersal, Sandy, Muddy

Biogeography


• Orissa, Mahanadi Estuary (Lat: 20.32) (Long: 86.75) INDIA
• West Bengal, Medinipur INDIA (Record: 1992)
• Goa INDIA (Record: 1992)
• Karnataka INDIA (Record: 1992)
• Kerala INDIA (Record: 1992)
• Maharashtra INDIA (Record: 1992)
• Tamil Nadu INDIA (Record: 1992)
• Orissa, Chilika Lake INDIA (Record: 1987)
• West Bengal, Digha INDIA (Record: 21/01/1988)
• Orissa, Burhibalang INDIA (Record: 04/11/1962)
• Orissa, Chandipur INDIA (Record: 30/11/1984)
• Orissa, Konark INDIA (Record: 19/11/1962-20/11/1962)
• Orissa, Chandrabhaga INDIA (Record: 11/02/1972)
• Orissa, Puri INDIA (Record: 08/06/1938, 17/11/1962)
• Orissa, Chhatrapur INDIA (Record: 24/11/1962)
• Orissa, Gopalpur INDIA (Record: 28/03/1973-30/03/1973)
• Tamil Nadu, Chennai INDIA (Record: 1991)
• Tamil Nadu, Krusadai Island INDIA (Record: 1991)
• Tamil Nadu, Tharangambadi INDIA (Record: 1991)
• Tamil Nadu, Parangipettai INDIA (Record: 1991)
• Kerala, Kochi INDIA (Record: 1991)
• Karnataka, Mangalore INDIA (Record: 1991)
• SRI LANKA (Record: 1991)
• West Bengal, Digha Coast 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
  • Sealifebase Available at - http://www.sealifebase.org/
  • 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
  • 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

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