PROPEAMUSSIIDAE  

Cyclopecten cancellus

Dijkstra, 1991

Figure(s)

    

 Holotype (lv)

Original name   Cyclopecten cancellus Dijkstra, 1991
Autoreference   Dijkstra, 1991: 21, figs 66-70.
Reference

  Dijkstra, H.H., 1991. A contribution to the knowledge of the pectinacean Mollusca (Bivalvia:

Propeamussiidae, Entoliidae, Pectinidae) from the Indonesian Archipelago. - Zoologische Verhandelingen 271: 1-57, figs 1-91. Leiden.

Type data

  Holotype (lv: H 3.5 mm, L 3.9 mm) Naturalis - National Museum of Natural History, Leiden (RMNH 56560). Type locality: Indonesia, off SW Salayer, 6*22.4'S, 120*26.3'E, 130-155 m, dead, calcareous sand, 28.ix.1984 (SNELLIUS-II stn 4.153).

Description

  Shell small up to ca. 4 mm high, weakly inflated, nearly circular, inequivalve, slightly equilateral, auricles nearly equal in size, umbonal angle ca. 100 degrees, colour dirty white, opaque.

  Left valve strongly cancellated on disc and auricles, visible on inside. Radial sculpture more prominent than commarginal sculpture. Internal riblets lacking.

Distribution

 

Philippines, Indonesia (TL), New Caledonia, Loyalty Islands, Fiji Islands

Habitat Shells at bathyal depths on gravel and calcareous sand.