Bornia sebetia (O G Costa, 1830)
Galeommatoidea : Kelliidae
Thin but robust.
Subequilateral, beaks just in front of the midline.
Subtrigonal, posterior slope long to rounded posterior ventral margin; ventral almost straight; anterior broadly rounded, slightly concave at beaks.
Sculpture: Smooth, with very fine co-marginal lines; some with weak radial creasing at the posterior and anterior ventral margins. Margin: Smooth but weakly crenulate if radial creases are present. Ligament: Internal in a narrow triangular pit beneath the beaks. Hinge: Hinge teeth prominent; RV with a large triangular tooth anterior of ligament pit, a large laminar tooth posterior of pit with a small laminar tooth above; LV with a short vertical laminar tooth anterior, a larger oblique laminar tooth anterior of pit and a single large laminar tooth posterior of pit. Pallial Musculature: Pallial line wide, entire with small secondary pallial scars; adductor scars small. Periostracum: Periostracum persistent, glossy, yellowish to olive in colour. Colour: Shell white.
Distribution & Ecology
Continental Shelf (to 200m)
Additional Information & Related Species
Galeommatoidea : Kelliidae
Listed are literature citing Bornia sebetia (O G Costa, 1830). Reference containing the species Type Description is highlighted.
Costa O G 1830. Catalogo sistematico e reionato de’testacei delle Due Sicilie Tipografia della Minerva, Napoli. 132pp, 3pls.
McMillian NF 1971. Three lamellibranchs apparently new to Britain. Journal of Conchology. 27: 266.
Van Aartsen JJ 1996. Galeommatacea and Cyamiacea Part II. La Conchiglia. 281: 27-53, + 61.
Van Aartsen JJ 1996. Galeommatacea and Cyamiacea. La Conchiglia. 279: 31-36, + 61.
- Conchological Society
of Great Britain & Ireland
Provides resources for understanding, identifying, recording, and conserving molluscs
Check List of European Marine Mollusca
The Marine Life Information Network for Britain and Ireland (MarLIN) provides information for marine environmental management, protection and education. It is a centre of excellence in spatially based and time-series marine biological information and supports good stewardship in the marine environment.
- NBN Gateway
National Biodiversity Network's Gateway. Use it to explore UK biodiversity data, as contributed by participating data providers.
- Malacological Society
- Unitas Malacologica
- Census of Marine Life
MarBEF, a network of excellence funded by the European Union and consisting of 94 European marine institutes, is a platform to integrate and disseminate knowledge and expertise on marine biodiversity, with links to researchers, industry, stakeholders and the general public.