PROPEAMUSSIIDAE

Cyclopecten vimineus

Dijkstra & Gofas, 2004

Figures

 

 Holotype

                          

Original name  Cyclopecten cincinnatus Dijkstra & Gofas, 2004
Autoreference   Dijkstra & Gofas, 2004: 51, figs 13A-D.
Reference   Dijkstra, H.H. & S. Gofas, 2004. Pectinoidea (Bivalvia: Propeamussiidae and Pectinidae) from some northeastern Atlantic seamounts. - Sarsia 89: 33-78, 22 figs, 4 tabs.
Type data   Holotype (lv: H 9.0 mm, L 9.1 mm) Museum National d'Histoire Naturelle, Paris (MNHN). Type locality: NE Atlantic, Plato Bank, 33*12.60'N, 29*17.20'E, 1500 m, dead (SEAMOUNT 2 stn DW 250).
Description

  Shell small up to ca. 15 mm high, fragile, semi-transparent to opaque, circular, inequivalve, equilateral, auricles unequal in size and shape, umbonal angle ca. 110 degrees, colour whitish.

  Left valve sculptured with regularly spaced commarginal lamellae and delicate radial lines. Anterior auricle with coarse commarginal lamellae, finer on posterior auricle. Right valve with closely spaced, commarginal lirae. Byssal notch moderately deep, byssal fasciole rather broad. Internal riblets lacking.

Distribution

 

NE Atlantic (TL)

Habitat   Shells bathyally on soft bottom assemblages.