Cyclopecten ambiguus

Dijkstra & Maestrati, 2010



   Holotype (lv)  -  Paratype (rv)


Original name   Cyclopecten ambiguus Dijkstra & Maestrati, 2010
Autoreference   Dijkstra & Maestrati, 2010: 340-341, figs 2K-P.
Reference   Dijkstra, H.H. & P. Maestrati, 2010. Pectinoidea (Mollusca, Bivalvia, Propeamussiidae, Entoliidae and Pectinidae) from the Austral Islands (Frnch Polynesia. - Zoosystema 32 (2): 333-358, 5 figs, 4 tabs.
Type data   Holotype (H 3.0 mm, L 3.0 mm) Muséum National d'Histoire Naturelle (MNHN 21385). Type locality: Austral Islands, Rapa Island, Baie de Haurei, 27*36.8'S, 144*18.3'W, 45 m, dead, muddy bottom, 26.xi.2002 (Atelier RAPA stn 43).

  Shell up to ca. 4 mm high, fragile, circular, inequivalve and equilateral,left valve slightly more inflated than right valve (nearly flat), auricles nearly equal in size.

  Left valve sculptured with closely spaced commarginal lamellae in early growth stage, followed by a reticulate sculpture, forming weakly nodules on the intersections. Right valve with closely spaced commarginal lirae. Internal rudimentary riblets near margin in adult stage. Byssal notch deep, byssal fasciole relatively broad.



Austral Islands (TL)

Habitat  Single valves only at 16-176 m.