Corbula rotalis   Hinds,  1843 (Clam)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Bivalvia

Size: Length 7.05-10.50 mm; height 5.20-7.24 mm; thickness 3.90-5.45 mm

Shell valves unequal; left valve smaller than right one, with concentric striae and elevated vertical lines, fits firmly into right; right valve with strong concentric ribs.

Synonym (s)
Corbula rotalis Hinds, 1843
Corbula rotalis Reeve, 1844
Corbula bifrons A. Adams, 1860
Corbula substriata Yokoyama, 1922

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats



• Orissa, Mahanadi Estuary (Lat: 20.32) (Long: 86.75) INDIA
• West Bengal, Sandheads INDIA (Record: 1991)
• Orissa, Puri INDIA (Record: 1991)
• Tamil Nadu, Tuticorin INDIA (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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