Species Account

Catillopecten eucymatus (Dall 1898)

Pectinoidea : Propeamussiidae

Tebble name: n/a
Smith & Heppell name: n/a

To size: To 10 mm. Shell Structure: Fragile, translucent. Equivalve: LV slightly more convex than RV. Equilateral: Almost equilateral. Tumidity: Very compressed. Outline: Disc circular; ears almost equal in size, anterior ears distinct from disc, posterior ears merged with disc. Byssal notch moderately deep, ctenolium absent.

Sculpture: Of wide co-marginal undulations, most developed on LV, no microsculpture. Colour: Semitransparent, white.

Distribution & Ecology

Lives in soft sediments. Has been recorded from southwest of Ireland and Bay of Biscay in bathyal and abyssal depths.

Depth Range
Bathyal (500 - 2000m)
Abyssal Rise (2000 - 4000m)
Abyssal Plain (4000m +)

Additional Information & Related Species


Listed are literature citing Catillopecten eucymatus (Dall 1898). Reference containing the species Type Description is highlighted.

Dall W H 1898. Contributions to the Tertiary fauna of Florida with especial refrence to the Miocene silex-beds of Tampa and the Pliocene beds of the Caloosahatchie River. Part 4. I. Prionodesmacea, II. Teleodesmacea. Transactions of the Wagner Free Institute of Science, Philadelphia. 3(4): i-viii, 571-947.
Dijkstra H, Warén A & Gudmunsson G 2009. Pectinoidea (Mollusca: Bivalvia) from Iceland. Marine Biology Research. 5: 207-243.
Olabarria C. 2005. Patterns of bathymetric zonation of bivalves in the Porcupine Sea Bight and adjacent abyssal plain, NE Atlantic. Deep-Sea Research I. 52: 15-31.


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Record last modified: 17/05/2016