Pseudohinnites levii

Dijkstra, 1989



rv                     Paratypes                    lv

Original name   Pseudohinnites levii Dijkstra, 1989
Autoreference   Dijkstra, 1989: 29, figs 1-3.
Reference   Dijkstra, H.H., 1989. Pseudohinnites levii gen. et spec. nov. (Mollusca, Bivalvia: Pectinidae) from New Caledonia. - Basteria 53: 29-33, figs 1-3.
Type data   Holotype (lv: H 34 mm, L 30.5 mm) and paratypes Musˇum National d'Histoire Naturelle, Paris (MNHN, not registered). Type locality: SE of New Caledonia, 23*25'S, 167*53'E, 965 m, dead, 04.09.1985 (BIOCAL stn DW 70).

  Shell up to ca. 50 mm high, thin, semi-circular, slightly higher than long, irregularly shaped (Hinnites-like), left valve convex, right valve flattened or slightly concave, strongly inequivalve, inequilateral, anterior auricle slightly longer than posterior, and continuous with disc, umbonal angle ca. 105-110 degrees, colour whitish, internally nacreous.

  Left valve opaque, sculptured with numerous, irregularly spaced, irregular

radial ribs near ventral margin (ca. 55), hollow vesicles or curved scales on ribs. Right valve semi-transparent, nearly flat or slightly concave, with irregular depressions. Byssal notch shallow. Functional ctenolium with 3-5 small teeth.



Philippines, Indonesia, New Caledonia (TL), Wallis & Futuna Islands, Vanuatu Archipelago

Habitat   Living lower bathyally and upper abyssally on soft bottom assemblages.