Cephalopods

Cuttle Fish

Trade Name
:
Cuttle Fish
Scientific Name
:
Sepia spp.
French
:
Seche
Japanese
:
Ko-ika
Spanish
:
Jibia
Gear Used
:
Trawl Net
Peak Season
:
September to January
Distribution
:
West and East coast of India
Areas of abundance
:
Palk Bay, Gulf of Mannar and coasts of Maharastra and Kerala

Squid (Loligo duvaucelii)

Trade Name
:
Squid
Scientific Name
:
Loligo duvaucelii
French
:
Calmar
Japanese
:
Ika
Spanish
:
Calamar
Gear Used
:
Trawl net
Peak Season
:
January to March
Distribution
:
East coast and west coast of India
Areas of abundance
:
Gujarat, Maharashtra, Karnataka, Kerala, Tamil Nadu and Andhra Pradesh coasts

Squid (Doryteuthiis sibogae)

Trade Name
:
Squid
Scientific Name
:
Doryteuthiis sibogae
French
:
Calmar
Japanese
:
Ika
Spanish
:
Calamar
Gear Used
:
Trawl net
Peak Season
:
April to May and August to December
Distribution
:
East and west coasts of India
Areas of abundance
:
Kerala Coast

Octopus

Trade Name
:
Octopus
Scientific Name
:
Octopus spp.
French
:
Poulpe
Japanese
:
Ma-dako tako
Spanish
:
Pulpo
Gear Used
:
Octopus pot and Trawl net
Peak Season
:
September to January
Distribution
:
West and East coasts of India and off Lakshadweep
Areas of abundance
:
Off Lakshadweep coast

Bivales

Green mussel

Trade Name
:
Green mussel
Scientific Name
:
Perna viridis
Japanese
:
Igai
Spanish
:
Mejillon
Gear Used
:
Hand picking
Peak Season
:
July to November
Distribution
:
East and West coasts of India and off Port Blair
Areas of abundance
:
Coasts of Kerala , Karnataka, Ratnagiri, Gulf of Kutch and Kakinada Bay

Clam (Meretrix meretrix)

Trade Name
:
Clam
Scientific Name
:
Meretrix meretrix
French
:
Clam
Japanese
:
Nimaigai
Spanish
:
Almeja
Gear Used
:
Hand picking
Peak Season
:
July to November
Distribution
:
West and East coasts of India
Areas of abundance
:
Along the coasts of Kerala, Karnataka, Goa , Maharashtra and Kakinada Bay

Clam (Vellorita cyprinoides)

Trade Name
:
Clam
Scientific Name
:
Vellorita cyprinoides
French
:
clam
Japanese
:
Nimaigai
Spanish
:
Almeja
Gear Used
:
Hand picking
Peak Season
:
July to November
Distribution
:
West coast of India
Areas of abundance
:
Kerala, Karnataka and Goa coasts

Clam (Katelysia opima)

Trade Name
:
Clam
Scientific Name
:
Katelysia opima
French
:
Clam
Japanese
:
Nimaigai
Spanish
:
Almeja
Gear Used
:
Hand picking
Peak Season
:
July to November
Distribution
:
West and South-East coasts of India
Areas of abundance
:
Coasts of Kerala, Karnataka, Goa and Maharashtra

Blood clam

Trade Name
:
Blood clam
Scientific Name
:
Anadara granosa
French
:
Arche
Japanese
:
Akagai
Spanish
:
Pepitona
Gear Used
:
Hand picking.
Peak Season
:
July to October
Distribution
:
South-East coasts of India
Areas of abundance
:
Kakinada Bay in Andhra Pradesh

Oyster

Trade Name
:
Oyster
Scientific Name
:
Crassostrea madrasensis
French
:
Huitre
Japanese
:
Kaki
Spanish
:
Ostra
Gear Used
:
Hand picking
Peak Season
:
August to February
Distribution
:
South-West and South-East coasts of India
Areas of abundance
:
Along Tamil Nadu coast

Pearl oyster

Trade Name
:
Pearl oyster
Scientific Name
:
Pinctada spp.
Japanese
:
Akoyagai
Spanish
:
Madreperla
Gear Used
:
Hand picking
Peak Season
:
Throughout the year except monsoon season
Distribution
:
South-East coasts of India
Areas of abundance
:
Gulf of Mannar

Chank

Trade Name
:
Chank
Scientific Name
:
Xancus pyrum
Gear Used
:
Hand picking
Peak Season
:
March to June and September to December
Distribution
:
South East coast of India
Areas of abundance
:
Gulf of Mannar, Palk bay (Tamil Nadu coast) and Gulf of Kutch

Gastropoda

Giant African snail

Trade Name
:
Giant African snail
Scientific Name
:
Achatina fulica
Gear Used
:
Hand picking
Peak Season
:
Post monsoon period (June to October)
Distribution
:
Andaman and Nicobar Islands
Areas of abundance
:
Andaman and Nicobar Islands and West Bengal