1st Record: India/Arabian Sea (Siddall 1980; Gardner et al. 2016) Perna perna, formerly identified as Perna indica, has a limited range in southern India and Sri Lanka. A genetic analysis indicates that P. perna was introduced to southern India from the Gulf of Oman 100+ years ago (Gardner et al. 2016).
Vizhinjan/India/Arabian Sea (Siddall 1980); Varkalai (near Quilon) to Cape Comorin (Kanyakumari)/India/Arabian Sea (Gardner et al. 2016, introduced from the Gulf of Oman)