PROPEAMUSSIIDAE  

Parvamussium intuslaevis

Dijkstra & Gofas, 2004

Figures

   Holotype

                          

Original name   Parvamussium intuslaevis Dijkstra & Gofas, 2004
Autoreference   Dijkstra & Gofas, 2004: 42, figs 7A-M.
Reference   Dijkstra, H.H. & S. Gofas, 2004. Pectinoidea (Bivalvia: Propeamussiidae and Pectinidae) from some northeastern Atlantic seamounts. - Sarsia 89: 33-78, 22 figs, 4 tabs.
Type data   Holotype (pr: H 3.9 mm, L 3.9 mm, D 1.4 mm) Museum National d'Histoire Naturelle, Paris (MNHN). Type locality: NE Atlantic, Meteor Bank, 30*09.95'N, 28*28.06'W, 325-330 m, alive (SEAMOUNT 2 stn DW 143).
Description

  Shell small up to ca. 5 mm high, fragile, semi-transparent, strongly inflated, circular, inequivalve, almost equilateral, auricles unequal in size and shape, umbonal angle ca. 100 degrees, color pattern vivid opaque with blotches, often arranged along radial sectors.

  Left valve sculptured with widely spaced commarginal cords and radial lirae increasing to ca. 40, extending to the ventral margin. Auricles with strong, ragged commarginal lamellae. Right valve with closely spaced, commarginal lamellae or striae. Byssal notch deep. Internal riblets lacking.

Distribution

 

NE Atlantic (TL)

Habitat   Living bathyally on soft bottom assemblages.