PECTINIDAE

Serratovola pallula

Dijkstra, 1998

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Holotype

Original name  Serratovola pallula Dijkstra, 1998
Autoreference   Dijkstra, 1998: 28, pl. 4, figs 1-6.
Reference   Dijkstra, H.H., 1998. Pectinoidea (Mollusca: Bivalvia: Pectinidae: Propeamussiidae) from Hansa Bay, Papua New Guinea. - Molluscan Research 19(1): 11-52.
Type data   Holotype (pr: H 16.8 mm, L 18.0 mm, D 5.9 mm) Koninklijk Belgisch Instituut voor Natuurwetenschappen (KBIN 25.955.471). Type locality: Papua New Guinea, Hansa Bay, S of Duangit, 60 m, dredged alive, leg. B. Tursch.
Description

  Shell small, up to ca. 17 mm high, circular, left valve somewhat concave, right valve convex, inequivalve, equilateral, auricles nearly equal in size, colour of left valve dotted creamy-brown on brown, right valve creamy-white with reddish brown maculations near umbo.

  Left valve with broad 19 angulate radial costae and narrow interspaces. Right valve with 20 narrow radial costae and broad interspaces with commarginal lamellae. Auricles with delicate commarginal lamellae and weak radial riblets near disc boundary. Byssal notch shallow. Functional ctenolium rudimentary with one tooth.

Distribution

 

Papua New Guinea (TL)

Habitat  Living sublittorally on soft bottom assemblages.