Cyclopecten capeverdensis

Dijkstra & Goud, 2002



  Holotype (lv)                                    Paratype (rv)

Original name   Cyclopecten capeverdensis Dijkstra, 2002
Autoreference   Dijkstra & Goud, 2002: 42, figs 27-32.

  Dijkstra, H.H. & J. Goud, 2002. Pectinoidea (Bivalvia, Propeamussiidae & Pectinidae) collected during the Dutch CANCAP and MAURITANIA expeditions in the south-eastern region of the North Atlantic Ocean. - Basteria 66(1-3): 31-82.

Type data

  Holotype (lv: H 6.9 mm, L 6.7 mm) Naturalis - National Museum of Natural History, Leiden (RMNH 92568). Type locality: Cape Verde Islands, SE of Chima, 14*57'N, 24*38'W, 410-460 m, dead, yellow-grey calcareous sand and shell gravel with some bsaltic pebbles, van Veen grab, 24.viii.1986 (CANCAP-VII stn 7.038).


  Shell small up to ca. 7 mm high, weakly inflated, nearly circular, inequivalve, slightly equilateral, auricles unequal in size, umbonal angle ca. 115 degrees, semi-transparent, opaque whitish.

  Left valve covered with regularly spaced commarginal lamellae and irregularly spaced radial riblets (reticular sculture) Anterior auricle with prominent commarginal lamellae, weak on posterior auricle. Right valve with closely spaced knotted commarginal lirae. Byssal notch shallow, byssal fasciole narrow. Internal riblets lacking.



Cape Verde Islands(TL), Canary Islands

Habitat Shells at bathyal depths on gravel and calcareous sand.