Apolymetis edentula   Spengler,  1782 (Clam)
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Taxonomy
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Mollusca
Class: Bivalvia
Order:Euheterodonta incertae sedis
Family:Tellinidae

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Description
Size: Length 43.93-72.64 mm; width 34.1-52.18 mm; height 12.5-24.15 mm

Shell is large to medium, somewhat oval, strong, inequivalve, the right one large and convex than the left. The cardinal complex consists of bilobed anterior and inflated posterior in the left valve, and laminated anterior and bilobed posterior in the right valve. It is sculptured with concentric striae.


Synonym (s)
Tellina angulata Chemnitz 1782
Tellina edentula Spengler 1794
Apolymetis edentulus Dey 1981

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats

Ecology

Biogeography


• Orissa, Mahanadi Estuary (Lat: 20.32) (Long: 86.75) INDIA
• West Bengal, Digha INDIA (Record: 19/05/1983, 27/03/1984, 28/03/1984, 00/03/1985, 1991)
• West Bengal, Medinipur INDIA (Record: 1992)
• West Bengal, South 24 Parganas INDIA (Record: 1992)
• Goa INDIA (Record: 1992)
• Gujarat INDIA (Record: 1992)
• Karnataka INDIA (Record: 1992)
• Kerala INDIA (Record: 1992)
• Maharashtra INDIA (Record: 1992)
• Orissa INDIA (Record: 1992)
• Tamil Nadu INDIA (Record: 1992)
• Red Sea (Record: 1992)
• MADAGASCAR (Record: 1992)
• SRI LANKA (Record: 1992)
• Orissa, Chandipur INDIA (Record: 24/01/1949, 30/11/1984)
• Orissa, False Point INDIA (Record: 1991)
• Orissa, Paradwip Port INDIA (Record: 30/01/1972)
• Orissa, Konark INDIA (Record: 15/02/1975)
• Tamil Nadu, Parangipettai INDIA (Record: 1991)
• Tamil Nadu, Palk Strait INDIA (Record: 1991)
• Tamil Nadu, Nagapattinam INDIA (Record: 1991)
• Pondicherry, Karaikal INDIA (Record: 1991)
• Karnataka, Karwar INDIA (Record: 1991)
• Maharashtra, Mumbai INDIA (Record: 1991)
• Gujarat, Salaya INDIA (Record: 1991)
• Gujarat, Mandvi INDIA (Record: 1991)
• West Bengal, Sandheads INDIA (Record: 17/06/1885)

Literature Source(s)
  • 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
  • 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 - http://www.marinespecies.org
  • 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

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