Veprichlamys deynzerorum

Dijkstra, 2004



rv                 Holotype                 lv

Original name  Veprichlamys deynzerorum Dijkstra, 2004
Autoreference   Dijkstra, 2004: 130, figs 1-6.
Reference   Dijkstra, H.H., 2004. Two new species of Pectinoidea (Bivalvia, Propeamussiidae and Pectinidae) from the Philippines. - Basteria 67(4-6): 127-133.
Type data   Holotype (pr: H 43.0 mm, L 41.1 mm, D 11.5 mm) Zoological Museum Amsterdam (ZMA Moll. 4.03.022). Type locality: Philippines, Bohol, N-side, Calituban Islets, 30-40 m, alive, amongst reef rubble, scuba-diving at night, May 2003.

  Shell up to ca. 43 mm high, weakly inflated,thin, nearly circular, slightly posteriorly oblique, somewhat higher than wide, nearly equivalve, subequilateral, auricles unequal in size, umbonal angle ca. 90 degrees, basic colour cream-brownish, with small dark and pale brown radials and maculations in young growth stage.

  Both valves sculptured with numerous (ca. 30 on central part, ca. 50 ventrally), irregularly spaced primary and secondary squamous radial riblets. Anterior auricle of left valve with 8-10 radial riblets, posterior with 5, interspaces smooth or weakly reticulated. Byssal notch moderately deep, byssal fasciole broad. Functional ctenolium on suture (ca. 6 teeth).



Philippines (TL)

Habitat  Living sublittorally amongst reef rubble on sandy bottoms.