Catillopecten murrayi

(Smith, 1885)




Original name   Pecten murrayi Smith, 1885
Autoreference   Smith, 1885: 303, pl. 22, figs 1-1a.
Reference   Smith, E.A., 1885. Report on the Lamellibranchiata collected by H.M.S. "Challenger" during the years 1873-1876. - Challenger Reports, Zoology, 13 (35): 1-341.
Type data   Holotype (H 14.5 mm, L 15.5 mm, D 2 mm) The Natural History Museum, London (BMNH 1887.2.9.3281). Type locality: NW Coral Sea, E of Cape York, N Queensland, 12*08'S, 145*10'E, 2561 m, alive, globigerina ooze, 29.viii.1874 ("Challenger" stn 184).

  Shell up to ca. 15 mm high, weakly inflated, left valve weakly convex convex, right valve nearly flat, circular, nearly equivalve and equilateral, auricles nearly equal in size, but unequal in shape.

  Both valves sculptured with closely spaced commarginal lamellae, less prominent on right valve. Auricles continuous with shell disc, except anterior auricle of right valve, which is distinct. Byssal notch relatively deep, byssal fasciole and ctenolium lacking.



NW Coral Sea (TL)

Habitat Living abyssally on soft bottom assemblages.