Palliolum striatum (Müller, 1776)
Pectinoidea : Pectinidae
To size: To 25mm. Shell Structure: Thin. Equivalve: Valves equally convex. Equilateral: Inequilateral. Outline: Subcircular to suboval, a little higher than long (umbonal angle ca. 95°). Anterior ears ca. 3x longer than posterior, posterior ears distinct. Contour: RV anterior ear with a deep byssal notch. Ctenolium well developed.
Sculpture: Slightly discrepant. LV with granular antimarginal microsculpture and up to 70 radial riblets carrying fine spines. RV with more delicate micro-sculpture and a few radial riblets on the lateral margins. Ears with prominent riblets. Margin: Inner margin smooth. Colour: Colour variable, white, yellowish through shades of reddish brown, patterned irregularly with blotches, zigzags and radial streaks.
Distribution & Ecology
Continental Shelf (to 200m)
Continental Margin Zone (200 - 500m)
Additional Information & Related Species
Key Features & Similar Species
Pectinoidea : Pectinidae
Listed are literature citing Palliolum striatum (Müller, 1776). Reference containing the species Type Description is highlighted.
Dijkstra H, Warén A & Gudmunsson G 2009. Pectinoidea (Mollusca: Bivalvia) from Iceland. Marine Biology Research. 5: 207-243.
Müller O F 1776. Zoologiae Danicae Prodromus, seu Animalium Daniae et Norvegiae Indigenarum, characteres, nomina, et synonyma imprimis popularum Havniae (Copenhagen): Typis Hallageriis. 281pp.
Wagner H.P. 1991. Review of the European Pectinidae (Mollusca: Bivalvia). Vita Marina. 41 (1): 3-48.
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