Meretrix meretrix (Linnaeus, 1758)

Jasmin, F (2017) Meretrix meretrix (Linnaeus, 1758). In: Prioritized Species for Mariculture in India. ICAR - Central Marine Fisheries Research Institute, Kochi, pp. 177-181. ISBN 978-93-82263-14-2

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    It has a hard shell covered with a delicate, brownish-greyish periostracum, and its posterodorsal margin has a greyish-blue- bluish-brown band. The shell is triangular to oval in shape. The posterior margin is slightly more pointed. It is equivalved, having no gape when closed. The lunule is not clear and the ligament is short. It has an umbo on anterior side. The shell exterior is white in colour. There is light purple or pink colouration along the radial lines. Hinge plate is hard. There are three cardinal teeth on the left and right valves.

    Item Type: Book Section
    Subjects: Molluscan Fisheries > Clam
    Aquaculture > Mariculture
    Divisions: CMFRI-Visakhapatnam
    Depositing User: Mr. Prashanth P K
    Date Deposited: 12 Mar 2021 05:50
    Last Modified: 12 Mar 2021 05:50

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