Hyalopecten bavayi

(Dijkstra, 1990)



Holotype (lv)

Original name   Cyclopecten (Cyclopecten) bavayi Dijkstra, 1990
Autoreference   Dijkstra, 1990: 5, fig. 9.
Reference   Dijkstra, H.H. ,1990. Three new pectinacean species from the Indonesian Archipelago collected during the Siboga expedition (1899-1900) with additional information and corrections on the previous report (Mollusca: Propeamussiidae, Pectinidae). - Beaufortia 40: 1-14, 17 figs.
Type data   Holotype (pr: H 6.8 mm, L 7.0 mm) Zoological Museum, University of Amsterdam, Amsterdam (ZMA Moll. 3.89.008). Type locality: Indonesia, Ceram Sea, 02*40'S, 128*37.5'E, 835 m, ?alive, blue muddy bottom, 02.09.1899 ("Siboga" stn 178).

  Shell up to ca. 7 mm high, thin, semi-transparent, weakly inflated, left valve more convex than right valve, inequivalve, subcircular, inequilateral, auricles equal in size, unequal in shape, umbonal angle ca. 90 degrees, colour dirty white.

  Left valve with closely spaced commarginal lamellae and intercalated delicate radial riblets. Auricles only with commarginal lamellae. Posterior auricle continuous with disc.

  Right valve with similar sculpture, but weaker.

Byssal notch deep, byssal fasciole narrow, ctenolium obsolete.



Indonesia, Ceram Sea (TL)

Habitat   Probably living bathyally on soft bottom assemblages.