Marcia (Marcia) recens   (Dillwyn,  1795) (Clam)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Bivalvia

Size: Length 30.25-34.95 mm; height 23.54-23.90 mm

The shell surface is more or less concentrically grooved and gives a varnished look. The tip of the umbo is sometimes pink or blue.

Synonym (s)
Venus recens Chemnitz 1795
Venus recens Dillwyn 1817
Venus marmorata Lamarck 1818
Marcia recens Fischer-Piette 1976

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats



• Orissa, Mahanadi Estuary (Lat: 20.32) (Long: 86.75) INDIA
• Orissa, Puri INDIA (Record: 17/11/1962)
• Orissa, Chhatrapur INDIA (Record: 24/11/1962)
• Orissa, Gopalpur INDIA (Record: 25/01/1941)
• Tamil Nadu, Pulicat Lake INDIA (Record: 1991)
• Tamil Nadu, Chennai INDIA (Record: 1991)
• Tamil Nadu, Coromandel Coast INDIA (Record: 1991)
• Kerala, Kochi INDIA (Record: 1991)
• Maharashtra, Mumbai INDIA (Record: 1991)
• SRI LANKA (Record: 1991)
• SEYCHELLES (Record: 1991)

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
  • 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
  • Society for the Management of European Biodiversity Data (2009) World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Available at -

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