Atactodea glabrata   (Gmelin,  1791) (Clam)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Bivalvia

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Color: Ventral margin light brown to chocolate.

Shell subtrigonal, thick, solid, compressed, porcellaneous, smooth. Hinge strong, resilium narrow, pallial sinus short, white in color.

Synonym (s)
Atactodea striata [Barash & Danin, 1977]
Mactra glabrata Gmelin, 1791
Mactra striata Gmelin, 1791
Mesodesma striatum [Moazzo, 1939]
Mesodesma glabratum Hornell, 1921
Atactodea striata f. glabrata Abbot and Dance, 1982

Common Name (s)
• Wedge Clams
• Smooth Beach Clam (English)
Economic Importance and Threats

Habitat:  Sandy


• Tamil Nadu, Pamban INDIA
• Lakshadweep INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Krusadai Island INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Shingle Island INDIA
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Gulf of Mannar INDIA

Literature Source(s)
  • Tikadar, BK; Daniel, A and Subbarao, NV (1986) Sea shore animals of Andaman and Nicobar Islands The Director, ZSI, Kolkatta 188 Available at - ZSI, Pune
  • Zenetos, A; Gofas, S; Russo, G and Templado, J CIESM Atlas of exotic molluscs in the Mediterranean CIESM Available at -
  • Society for the Management of European Biodiversity Data (2009) World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Available at -
  • Surya Rao, KV and Subba Rao, NV (1991) Mollusca State fauna series 2: Fauna of Lakshadweep ZSI, Calcutta 273-362 Available at - NIO, Goa
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  • Appukuttan, KK and Joseph, S (2005) Conservation and Management of reef ecosystem associated molluscs for sustainable utilization Proceedings of the National Seminar on Reef Ecosystem Remediation SDMRI Special Research Publication No.9 59-68 Available at -

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