Timoclea scabra   (Hanley,  1845) (Clam)
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Taxonomy
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Mollusca
Class: Bivalvia
Order:Veneroida
Family:Veneridae

Image copyrights: G. & Ph. poppe

Description
Size: Length 6.38-12.46 mm; height 6.06-10.40 mm

It is distinguished by the scabrous sculpture, strong radial and concentric ribs, radial ribs divaricate. Shell small, triangularly ovate, with crenulate margin inside.


Synonym (s)
Venus scabra Hanley, 1844
Timoclea scabra Ray, 1977
Chione (Timoclea) scabra Prashad, 1932
Venus scabra Hanley, 1845
Veremolpa ethica Iredale, 1930

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats

Ecology
Habitat:  Demersal

Biogeography


• Tamil Nadu, Pulicat INDIA
• Lakshadweep INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Chennai INDIA (Record: 1991)
• Tamil Nadu, Krusadai Island INDIA (Record: 1991)
• Tamil Nadu, Shingle Island INDIA (Record: 1991)
• Orissa, Puri INDIA (Record: 1991)
• Orissa, Chilika Lake INDIA (Record: 1995)
• Tamil Nadu, Pulicat Lake INDIA (Record: 1991)
• Goa, Marmagao (Lat: 15.41) (Long: 73.78) 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
  • Ray, HC (1977) Contribution to the knowledge of the molluscan fauna of Maungmagan, Lower Burma (with descriptions of one new genus and species of the Family Turridae (Gastropoda) 8) Contribution to the knowledge of the molluscan fauna of Maungmagan, Lower Burma (with descriptions of one new genus and species of the Family Turridae (Gastropoda) 8) Indian Museum, Calcutta 1-150 Available at - Zoological Records (Burma marine)
  • 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
  • Poppe, GT and Poppe, P (1996) Conchology, Inc. Conchology, Inc. Available at - http://www.conchology.be/en/home/home.php
  • 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
  • Sealifebase Available at - http://www.sealifebase.org/
  • Sivadas, S; Ingole, B and Nanajkar, M (2011) Temporal variability of macrofauna from a disturbed habitat in Zuari estuary, west coast of India Environ Monit Assess Springerlink 173 65-78 Available at - http://www.springerlink.com/content/t413027551266727/fulltext.pdf

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