Species Account

Serripes groenlandicus (Mohr, 1786)

Cardioidea : Cardiidae

Tebble name: n/a
Smith & Heppell name: Serripes groenlandicus (Bruguiere, 1789)

To size: To 70mm. Shell Structure: Thin shelled. Equivalve: Equivalve. Equilateral: Slightly inequilateral, beaks just in front of midline. Outline: Rounded sub-ovate, posterior more expanded than anterior, posterior margin less curved than anterior. Contour: Posterior angle indistinct, no lunule.

Sculpture: Almost smooth but with low radial ribs especially on lateral areas. Margin: Weakly crenulated corresponding to ribs. Ligament: External, narrow relatively long. Hinge: RV with 2 small cardinal teeth; 2 anterior lateral teeth, the ventral long, the dorsal very small; 1 posterior lateral tooth. LV with 2 small cardinal teeth, single long anterior and posterior lateral teeth. Pallial Musculature: Adductor scars and entire pallial line conspicuous. Periostracum: Thin. Colour: Off white and shades of olive and reddish brown.

Distribution & Ecology

Arctic/Boreal in deep water around the Faroes. Not recorded living in British waters

Depth Range
Continental Margin Zone (200 - 500m)

Additional Information & Related Species


Listed are literature citing Serripes groenlandicus (Mohr, 1786). Reference containing the species Type Description is highlighted.

Mohr N 1786. Forsög til en islandsk naturhistorie Kjöbenhavn, C F Hom. 414pp.


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Record last modified: 17/05/2016