[request]. Taxonomic citation. MolluscaBase (). Anadara granosa (Linnaeus, ). Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species. Descriptions and articles about the Blood Cockle, scientifically known as Anadara granosa as classified by Paleobiology Database in the Encyclopedia of Life. The blood cockle Anadara granosa is a bivalve mollusc in the family Arcidae and subfamily Anadarinae and locally known as “kerang” in.

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Biological characters and technique of oyster Anadara granosa culture at Tra Vinh coastal water.

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WoRMS – World Register of Marine Species – Anadara granosa (Linnaeus, )

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Commercial cockle farming in southern Thailand. Print PDF Search species. Anadara granosa Linnaeus, Scientific Name with Original Description. Edition 10, Tomus 1, Holmiae. Shell equivalve, thick and solid, ovate, strongly inflated, slightly longer than high and feebly inequilateral Poutiers, Umbones strongly protruding, cardinal area rather large.

About 18 radial ribs 15 to 20 with wide interstices at each valve.

Ribs stout and distinctly rugose, bearing regular,often rectangular nodules. Periostracum rather thin and smooth.

Internal margins with strong crenulations corresponding with the ajadara radial ribs. Outside of shell white under the yellowish brown periostracum. Inner side white, often tinged light yellow towards the umbonal cavity. North to Japan and south to northern and eastern Australia.

Launch the Aquatic Species Distribution map viewer. Their feeding habit is related to the bottom feed where they live.

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One female can produce- 2, eggs. The greatest development of this industry is in Perak, where about 1, ha of the foreshore are under cockle culture. Harvesting begins when the cockles have attained a marketable size of mm.


The gear used is a long-handled close-set wire scoopusually operated by one person, who stands in a boat, extends the anacara as far as his reach allows, and draws it through the mud with a gentle, rocking motion, trapping the cockles, which are then deposited in the boat. FAO’s Yearbook of Fishery Statistics reports a range of yearly aquaculture production from around mt in to mt in China, Korea Rep.

Cockles consumption exceeds the local production every year. In addition, Thailand has been imported from Malaysia some thousands of metric Tons of cockles of commercial size and seed. Cockles are usually cultivated on mud in the intertidal zone with a water salinity of around ppt.

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