Barbatia fusca [Status Unaccepted]   Bruguiere,  1798 (Clam)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Taxonomy
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Mollusca
Class: Bivalvia
Order:Arcoida
Family:Arcidae

Description
Size: 35-65 mm

Color: Dark brown

Elongated, umbo near the anterior, toxodont, margin is serrated, covered with a hairy periostracum.


Synonym (s)
Barbatia amygdalumtostum (Roding, 1798)
(Junior synonym)
Barbatia amygdalumtosum (Roding, 1798)
(Junior synonym)
Barbatia bicolorata (Dilwyn, 1817)
(Junior synonym)

Common Name (s)
• Ark Shell (English)
• Almond Ark (English)
Economic Importance and Threats
Importance:  Commercial
(Edible)

Ecology
Habitat:  Reef Associated,Demersal,Rocky,Muddy
Trophic Level:  Consumer

Biogeography


• Andaman and Nicobar Islands INDIA

Literature Source(s)
  • Tikader, BK and Das, AK (1985) Glimpses of animal life of Andaman and Nicobar Islands ZSI, Kolkata 1-170 Available at - NCL, Pune
  • Hosseinzadeh, H; Daghoghi, B and Rameshi, H (2001) Atlas of the Persian Gulf molluscs Oman sea fisheries research center, Oman 208 Available at - NIO, Goa
  • Sealifebase Available at - http://www.sealifebase.org/
  • Society for the Management of European Biodiversity Data (2009) World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Available at - http://www.marinespecies.org

Page last updated on:2012-12-20

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