Ctenocardia fornicata   (Sowerby II,  1840) (Clam)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Bivalvia

Image copyrights: Guido T. Poppe & Philippe Poppe

Color: White in color, some of the shells found tinged with light brown on the inner side of the valve.

Shell quadrate in shape. Prominent keel on posterior part, sculptured with radiating ribs. Ribs ornamented with short spines.

Synonym (s)
Cardium fornicatum Sowerby, 1840
Cardium (Ctenocardium) formicatum Prashad, 1932
Cardium fornicatum G.B. Sowerby II, 1840
Fragum (Trigoniocardia) fornicatum (Sowerby II, 1840)
Fragum fornicatum (Sowerby, 1840)
Hemicardium fornicatum (Sowerby II, 1840)

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats



• Andaman and Nicobar Islands INDIA
• Lakshadweep INDIA

Literature Source(s)
  • 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

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