Journal of the Marine Biological Association of India

Volume 30 Issue 1&2

Taxonomy of the blood clams Anadara (Tegillarca) granosa (Linnaeus, 1758) and A. (T.) rhombea (Born, 1780).

K. A. Narasimham

Descriptions of A. (T.) granosa and A. (r.) rhombea based on adequate material coming from different localities along the Indian Coast and outside India are given. The differences between these two species are brought out. It was gathered that the specimens of A. (T.) granosa in the Linnaean Society, London may not represent the type material, but the specimen of this species in the Zoological Museum of the University of Uppsala, Sweden can reasonably be considered as syntype.

Date : 31-12-1988