Limatula jeffreysi (P Fischer, 1882)
Limoidea : Limidae
Oval; posterior margin broadly rounded, anterior margin almost straight, curving to a narrowly curved ventral margin. Ears short, anterior slightly more visible than posterior. Dorsal margin straight. Height to length ratio is 7:10.
Sculpture: Of 22-26 radial ribs, median ribs closely spaced, lateral ribs approximately twice as wide apart and becoming obscured towards the dorsal areas. Margin: Extensions of ribs give a wave-crest appearance to margin. Ligament: In a large, wide triangular reslifer. Hinge: Lacking teeth. Pallial Musculature: Obscure. Periostracum: Thin, pale but frequently carrying a rusty deposit. Colour: White.
Distribution & Ecology
Bathyal (500 - 2000m)
Abyssal Rise (2000 - 4000m)
Additional Information & Related Species
Key Features & Similar Species
Limoidea : Limidae
Listed are literature citing Limatula jeffreysi (P Fischer, 1882). Reference containing the species Type Description is highlighted.
Allen J A 2004. The Recent species of the genera Limatula and Limea (Bivalvia, Limacea) present in the Atlantic with particular reference to those in deep water. Journal of Natural History. 38 (20): 2591-2653.
Fischer P 1882. Diagnoses d'espèces nouvelles de mollusques recueillis dans le cours des expéditions scientifiques de l'aviso "Le Travailleur" (1880 et 1881). Journal de Conchyliologie. 30: 49-53, 273-277.
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