Range extension and first record of Meretrix lusoria (Röding, 1798) (Mollusca: Bivalvia: Veneridae) from Indian coastal waters


  • Marine Biology Regional Centre, Zoological Survey of India, Chennai - 600028, Tamil Nadu
  • Marine Biology Regional Centre, Zoological Survey of India, Chennai - 600028, Tamil Nadu
  • Marine Biology Regional Centre, Zoological Survey of India, Chennai - 600028, Tamil Nadu




Bay of Bengal, First Record, Meretrix lusoria, Veneridae.


Meretrix lusoria (Röding, 1798), one of the commercially important marine bivalves found in waters of west Taiwan, southeast China, Thailand and Japan, is reported for the first time from the coastal waters of India (Andhra Pradesh coast, Bay of Bengal), thus extending its range from Central Indo-Pacific to Bay of Bengal. This report raises the tally of Meretrix spp. so far known from India to four.


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Rupavath, R. K., Rajan, R., & Jegadeesan, V. (2021). Range extension and first record of <i>Meretrix lusoria</i> (Röding, 1798) (Mollusca: Bivalvia: Veneridae) from Indian coastal waters. Records of the Zoological Survey of India, 120(4), 507–509. https://doi.org/10.26515/rzsi/v120/i4/2020/131389



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