First record of Veneridae clam Protapes ziczac (Linnaeus, 1758) from east coast of India, Andhra Pradesh

Routa, S S; Dasha, B ; Subba Raoc,, N V; Surya Raoc, K V; Ramana, A V; Raut, D

Abstract

A venerid bivalve Protapes ziczac (Linnaeus, 1758) from benthic collections is reported for the first time from the coastal waters of Andhra Pradesh, east coast of India. The findings of this study indicate the extended distributional range of the species, until now documented from the west coast of India.


Keyword(s)

Benthos, East coast of India, Mollusca, New Record, Protapes ziczac, Veneridae

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