Lucina edentula [Status Unaccepted]   (Linnaeus,  1758) (Clam)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Bivalvia

Image copyrights: Keoki Stender

Color: White

The shell is fair sized with moderately convex valves. The valves are thin and rounded in outline and the concentric growth lines on the surface are very conspicuous. The dorsal margin of the shell extends horizontally a little distance in front of the umbo, and the angle at which it meets the front margin is more distinct and sharply defined. Posteriorly, the dorsal margin slopes and gradually rounds off into the hind margin without forming a distinct angle as on the anterior side. The umbo is small, pointed and inclined anteriorly. The depression for the attachment of the ligament is shallow and not well marked.

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• Tamil Nadu, Parangipettai Coast (Lat: 11.48) (Long: 79.77) INDIA

Literature Source(s)
  • Venkatraman, K; Srinivasan, M; Satyanarayana, CH and Prabhakar D (2002) Faunal diversity of Gulf of Mannar biosphere reserve Conservation area series 15 ZSI 77 pp; VIII pla Available at - NCL, Pune
  • Shanmugam, A; Rajagopal, S and Nazeer, RA Common bivalves of Parangipettai coast Available at - NIO, Goa
  • Nagabhushanam, AK and Krishnan, S (1993) Observations on the distribution of some of the marine organism inhabiting the inter-tidal zone along the western continental shelf of the Bay of Bengal, with particular reference to the Tamil Nadu coastal strip Records of the Zoological Survey of India 93(3-4) 449-490 Available at - ZSI, Pune
  • Hanekom, N; Baird, D and Erasmus, T A quantitative study to assess the standing biomasses of macrobenthos in soft substrata of the Swartkops estuary, South Africa
  • Stender, GK and Stender, YO Available at -
  • Society for the Management of European Biodiversity Data (2009) World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Available at -

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