Glauconome sculpta [Status Unaccepted]   G.B. Sowerby III,  1894 (Clam)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Bivalvia

Image copyrights: Government of India

Size: Length 12.75-27.35 mm; width 6.5-12.55 mm; height 4.4-8.6 mm

Color: Light greenish straw color.

Shell is elongately-oblong. It has anterior end short and angularly attenuated posterior end. It is sculptured with fine concentric striae and growth lines but eroded at the umbonal region.

Synonym (s)
Glauconome sculpta Sowerby 1894
Glauconome sculpta Subba Rao 1977

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats

Habitat:  Muddy


• Orissa, Mahanadi Estuary (Lat: 20.32) (Long: 86.75) INDIA
• West Bengal, Sagar Island (Lat: 21.72) (Long: 88.1) INDIA
• West Bengal, Medinipur INDIA
• West Bengal, South 24 Parganas INDIA
• West Bengal, Ganga Sagar INDIA (Record: 25/08/1978, 03/11/1979)
• West Bengal, Bakkhali INDIA (Record: 15/03/1980, 27/01/1980, 05/03/1985)
• West Bengal, Geonkhali INDIA (Record: 22/03/1985)
• Orissa, Burhibalang INDIA (Record: 09/03/1939)
• Orissa, Chandipur INDIA (Record: 03/11/1962-04/11/1962, 01/12/1984)
• Orissa, Talseri INDIA (Record: 05/11/1983)
• West Bengal, Mooriganga Estuary INDIA (Record: 1991)
• West Bengal, Sagar Island INDIA (Record: 1991)
• Orissa, Subarnarekha estuary INDIA

Literature Source(s)
  • (2001) Fauna of Godavari estuary, Andhra Pradesh Estuarine ecosystem series 4 ZSI, Kolkata 1-166 Available at - ZSI, Pune
  • Zoological Survey of India (Eds.) (1998) Fauna Of Mahanadi estuary, Orissa Estuarine ecosystem series no 3 ZSI, Kolkata 1-218 Available at - ZSI, Pune
  • Dey, AR and Mitra, SC (2004) Records of the Zoological Survey of India Zoological Survey of India ZSI, 234/4, AJC Bose Road, 2nd MSO Building, (13th Floor), Nizam Palace, Kolkata-700 020 228 35431 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
  • Mitra, S (2010) Habitat and population density of Lingula anatina (Brachiopoda) - A living fossil from subarnarekha estuary, orissa Journal of Environment and Sociobiology Social Environmental and Biological Association, Kolkata, India 7(2) 140 Available at - NIO,Goa

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