Cyclochlamys australensis

Dijkstra & Maestrati, 2010





Original name   Cyclochlamys australensis Dijkstra & Maestrati, 2010
Autoreference   Dijkstra & Maestrati, 2010: 341-342, figs 3A-E.
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 1.7 mm, L 1.5 mm, D 0.8 mm) Muséum National d'Histoire Naturelle (MNHN 21379). 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. 1.80 mm high, fragile, translucent or opaque whitish, nearly circular to strongly posteriorly oblique (valves of some specimens strongly deformed), inequivalve and inequilateral, left valve more inflated than right valve, auricles nearly equal in size.

  Left valve sculptured with commarginally arranged nodules. Right valve with outer prismatic layer of commarginally elongate, hexagonal prisms. Byssal notch moderately deep.



Austral Islands (TL)

Habitat  Living littorally at 3-52 m.