CYCLOCHLAMYDIDAE

Cyclochlamys munida

Dijkstra & Marshall, 2008

Figures

 

    Holotype (lv)

                          

Original name  Cyclochlamys munida Dijkstra & Marshall, 2008
Autoreference   Dijkstra & Marshall, 2008: 32, figs 26C, 26F, 26G, 27.
Reference   Dijkstra, H.H. & B.A. Marshall, 2008. The Recent Pectinoidea of the New Zealand region (Mollusca: Bivalvia: Propeamussiidae, Pectinidae and Spondylidae). - Molluscan Research 28(1): 1-88, 70 figs.
Type data   Holotype (lv: H 1.20 mm) Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa (NMNZ M.138430). Type locality: New Zealand, SW South Island, Bradshaw Sound, Bradshaw Basin floor, 45*17.3'S, 167*02.6'E, 415 m, dead, RV 'Munida', 31.v.1997.
Description

  Shell small up to 2.15 mm high, fragile, slightly posteriorly oblique, about as wide as high, posterior auricle larger than anterior, translucent white, prodissoconch bounded by strong, flange-like commarginal lamella, roundly conical.

  Left valve sculptured with widely, irregularly spaced commarginal lamellae, traversed by slightly finer radial riblets, multiplying by intercalation and curve in 'camptonectes' pattern, very small rounded nodules at intersections. Interspaces widest over centre of disc. Internal riblets lacking.

  Right valve yet unknown.

Distribution

 

SW South Island, New Zealand (TL)

Habitat   Shells bathyally on soft bottom assemblages.