Parvamussium polynesianum

Dijkstra & Maestrati, 2008






Original name   Parvamussium polynesianum Dijkstra & Maestrati, 2008
Autoreference   Dijkstra & Maestrati, 2008: 92-93, figs 26-31.
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 5.3 mm, L 5.2 mm, D 1.5 mm) Muséum National d'Histoire Naturelle (MNHN 20459). Type locality: French Polynesia, Marquesas Islands, Hiva Oa, 09*49'S, 140*00'E, 210-258 m, alive, N.O. "Alis", col. B. Richer de Forges & P. Bouchet, 28.viii.1997 (MUSORSTOM 9 stn DR 1199).

  Shell up to ca. 5.5 mm high, fragile, opaque to semi-transparent, left valve slightly more convex than right valve, almost circular, inequivalve, equilateral, auricles unequal in shape and size, umbonal angle ca. 120 degrees, colour whitish.

  Left valve with delicate commarginal lamellae and irregularly spaced radial lirae. Right valve with closely spaced commarginal lirae. Internal ribs 10. Byssal notch shallow, byssal fasciole narrow.



Marquesas Islands, Eiao (TL)

Habitat   Living 258-270 m on soft bottom assemblages.