Parvamussium lozoueti

Dijkstra & Maestrati, 2008





Original name   Parvamussium lozoueti Dijkstra & Maestrati, 2008
Autoreference   Dijkstra & Maestrati, 2008: 87-89, figs 11-17.
Reference   Dijkstra, H.H. & P. Maestrati, 2008. New Species and new records of deep-water Pectinoidea (Bivalvia: Propeamussiidae, Entoliidae and Pectinidae) from the South Pacific, in Héros, V., Cowie, R.H. & Bouchet, P. (eds), Tropical Deep-Sea Benthos 25. - Mémoires du Muséum national d'Histoire naturelle 196: 77-113, 55 figs.
Type data   Holotype (H 17.0 mm, L 17.9 mm, D 3.8 mm) Muséum National d'Histoire Naturelle (MNHN 20449). Type locality: Fiji, 16*31.05'S, 179*00.29'W, 670-682 m, alive, N.O. "Alis", col. B. Richer de Forges, P. Bouchet & A. Warén, 27.ii.1999 (BORDAU 1 stn CP 1415).

  Shell up to ca. 17 mm high, fragile, semi-transparent, weakly inflated, subcircular, inequivalve and inequilateral, posteriorly slightly oblique, right valve somewhat more convex than left valve, auricles nearly equal in size, umbonal angle ca. 120 degrees, colour whitish.

  Left valve with numerous radial rows of curved commarginal vesicular lamellae. Right valve with commarginal lirae. Byssal notch small, byssal faciole laking. Internal ribs 12-13, with one or two rudimentary riblets.



Fiji (TL), Tonga

Habitat   Shells bathyally on soft bottom assemblages.