|Original name||Semipallium kengaluorum Dijkstra, 1986|
|Autoreference||Dijkstra, 1986: 24-26, figs.|
|Reference||Dijkstra, H.H., 1986. Semipallium kengaluorum sp. nov. from the Solomon Islands (Bivalvia: Pectinidae). - La Conchiglia/The Shell 18(212-213): 24-26, figs.|
|Type data||Holotype (pr: H 22.5 mm, L 21 mm, D 6.5 mm) Zoological Museum, University of Amsterdam, Amsterdam (ZMA Moll. 3.86.024). Type locality: Solomon Islands, Russel Islands, 35 m, alive, attached by byssus to cliff face, scuba-diving, Dec. 1982.|
Shell up to ca. 30 mm high, somewhat higher than wide, nearly equivalve and equilateral, auricles strongly unequal, umbonal angle ca. 90 degrees, colour creamy orange, with purple, yellow or creamy-white spots on both valves.
Both valves sculptured with 9 radial lirae, secondary riblets on lirae and in interspaces. Delicate shagreen microsculpture throughout. Anterior auricle of left valve radially sculptured with 9 delicate riblets with intercostal shagreen microsculpture. Byssal notch moderately deep, byssal fasciole narrow. Functional ctenolium on suture present. Internal plicae.
Solomon Islands (TL)
|Habitat||Living upper bathyally amongst coral rubble on sandy bottoms.|