Sanguinolaria diphos   (Gmelin)  (Clam)
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Class: Bivalvia

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Shell oval or elongate and somewhat thin, equivalved. The pallial sinus is deep. Hinge margin usually with two cardinal teeth. A pair of teeth on either side of the valve is present, lateral teeth absent. Posterior tooth very large. Outer surface of the shell with concentric lines of growth. This species is characterized by the presence of large tongue shaped foot and long and separate siphons reaching 18 inches when extended.

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Economic Importance and Threats

Habitat:  Coastal


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

Literature Source(s)
  • Shanmugam, A; Rajagopal, S and Nazeer, RA Common bivalves of Parangipettai coast Available at - NIO, Goa
  • Alagarswami, K and Narasimham, KA (1973) Clam, cockle and oyster resources of the indian coasts Living resources of the seas around India CMFRI, Cochin 648-658 Available at -
  • Society for the Management of European Biodiversity Data (2009) World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Available at -
  • Jones, S (1969) The molluscan fishery resources of India Proceedings of the Symposium on Mollusca CMFRI 906-918 Available at -
  • The Taiwan malacofauna database Available at -

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