Polymesoda bengalensis   (Lamarck)  (Clam)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Taxonomy
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Mollusca
Class: Bivalvia
Order:Veneroida
Family:Cyrenidae

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Description
Size: Maximum shell length 9.5 cm, commonly to 7.5 cm.


Synonym (s)
Cyrena eximia Dunker, 1852
Cyrena impressa Deshayes, 1854
Cyrena sumatrensis Lea, 1832
Cyrena turgida Lea, 1832
Geloina bengalensis (Lamarck, 1818)
Cyrena zeylanica Lamarck, 1806

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats
Importance:  Commercial
(Locally exploited)

Ecology
Habitat:  Estuarine, Muddy

Biogeography


• Orissa, Mahanadi Estuary (Lat: 20.32) (Long: 86.75) INDIA

Literature Source(s)
  • (1995) Hugali Matla estuary: West Bengal ZSI, Kolkatta 1-542
  • 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
  • Society for the Management of European Biodiversity Data (2009) World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Available at - http://www.marinespecies.org
  • Poutiers, JM (1998) Bivalves FAO species identification guide for fishery purposes. The living marine resources of the western central Pacific. Volume 1: Seaweeds, corals, bivalves and gastropods FAO, Rome 1 686 pp Available at - http://www.fao.org/docrep/009/w7191e/w7191e00.htm
  • Integrated Taxonomic Information System (ITIS) Available at - http://www.itis.gov.
  • Sealifebase Available at - http://www.sealifebase.org/

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