Talochlamys inaequalis

Dijkstra & Moolenbeek, 2008






Original name  Veprichlamys inaequalis Dijkstra & Moolenbeek, 2008
Autoreference   Dijkstra & Moolenbeek, 2008: 21, figs 7-10.
Reference   Dijkstra, H.H. & R.G. Moolenbeek, 2008. Some Pectinoidea (Bivalvia: Propeamussiidae and Pectinidae) from the Berau Islands (East Kalimantan, Indonesia). - Venus 67 (1-2): 15-26, 10 figs.
Type data   Holotype (pr: H 18.0 mm, L 14.9 mm, D 5.8 mm) Zoological Museum Amsterdam (ZMA Moll. 404025). Type locality: Indonesia, Kalimantan, Berau Islands, Berau delta, Lighthouse-2 reef, 02*09'33.9"N, 118*10'11.4"E, alive, scuba diving, 05.x.2003.

  Shell up to ca. 18 mm high, solid, weakly inflate (lv slightly more than rv), higher than wide, inequivalve and subequilateral, auricles strongly unequal, umbonal angle ca. 90 degrees, basic colour creamy, with pink reddish-dots on left valve, right valve paler.

  Both valves sculptured with numerous (ca. 40), irregularly spaced primary and secondary squamous radial riblets. Commarginal intercostal lamellae. Anterior auricle of left valve with ca. 12 radial riblets. Byssal notch moderately deep, byssal fasciole broad. Functional ctenolium on suture (ca. 6 teeth).



  Indonesia, Kalimantan, Berau Islands (TL)

Habitat  Shells at littoral depth, alive amongst rubble on sandy bottom.