Pitar nobilis   (Reeve)  (Clam)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Bivalvia

Color: Uniformly whitish.

Shell thick and large; umbo strongly inclined forwards; outline of the shell triangularly heart shaped and the front margin narrowly rounded than the hind margin; sculptured with close set concentric ridges, slightly flexed, not parallel throughout.
Towards the front margin, the ridges converge and coalesce with each other. In fresh specimens surface is covered with a thin, glossy, horny, pale brown periostracum; hinge teeth solid, the tooth in front of the cardinals well developed and posterior lateral tooth narrow and elongaed; lunule well defined and depressed; pallial line deeply sinuate; posterior adductor impression slightly depressed.

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Habitat:  Coastal


• Gujarat, Gulf of Kachchh (Lat: 22.6) (Long: 69.5) INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Parangipettai Coast (Lat: 11.48) (Long: 79.77) INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Dhanushkodi INDIA

Literature Source(s)
  • Shanmugam, A; Rajagopal, S and Nazeer, RA Common bivalves of Parangipettai coast Available at - NIO, Goa
  • OBIS Indo-Pacific molluscan database Available at - http://clade.ansp.org/obis/find_mollusk.html
  • Subba Rao, NV and Sastry, DRK (2005) Fauna of Marine National Park, Gulf of Kuchchh (Gujarat) ZSI 79 pp Available at - NCL, Pune
  • Samuel, VD; Chacko, D and Edward, JKP (2005) Preliminary study on the molluscan diversity of “the lost world’’– Dhanushkodi, east coast of India Proceedings of the National Seminar on Reef Ecosystem Remediation SDMRI Special Research Publication No.9 54-58 Available at - http://www.sdmri.org/reports/proceedings%202005%20-%20sdmri.pdf

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