PECTINIDAE

Mirapecten yaroni

Dijkstra & Knudsen, 1998

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Holotype

Original name  Mirapecten yaroni Dijkstra & Knudsen, 1998
Autoreference   Dijkstra & Knudsen, 1998: 67, pl.8, figs 36-39, text-figs A-B.
Reference   Dijkstra, H.H. & J. Knudsen, 1998. Some Pectinoidea (Mollusca: Bivalvia: Propeamussiidae, Pectinidae) of the Red Sea. - Molluscan Research 19(2): 43-104.
Type data   Holotype (pr: H 43.8 mm, L 44.3 mm, D 12.0 mm) Zoological Museum, University of Copenhagen, Copenhagen(ZMUC-BIV 323). Type locality: Israel, N Red Sea, Gulf of Aqaba, Elat, shallow water, alive, scuba-diving.
Description

  Shell up to ca. 70 mm high, weakly inflated, circular (immature) to slightly elongate (mature), inequivalve, subequilateral, auricles unequal, umbonal angle ca. 90 degrees, colour pale red with dark red blotches on left valve, right valve paler, yellowish near auricular margins.

  Both valves sculptured with 5-6 radial lirae, widely spaced prominent scales on lirae of left valve, more closely spaced and smaller on lirae of right valve. Delicate commarginal lamellae in interspaces and on auricles. Auricles with a few rdial riblets near hinge. Byssal notch shallow, byssal fasciole broad. Functional ctenolium on suture present with ca. 6 teeth. Internal plicae.

Distribution

 

N Red Sea (TL)

Habitat  Living in shallow water amongst coral on sandy bottoms.