Hyalopecten pudicus (E A Smith, 1885)
Pectinoidea : Pectinidae
To size: To 30mm. Shell Structure: Thin, opaque. Equivalve: Inequivalve, LV a little more convex than RV. Equilateral: Inequilateral, beaks slightly behind midline. Outline: Oblique-suboval, expanded anteriorly; anterior more rounded than posterior. Anterior ears slightly longer than posterior, both rather narrow. Contour: RV anterior ear with a distinct byssal notch and weak ctenolium.
Sculpture: Both valves with co-marginal plications and dense, fine, but distinct radial grooving. RV anterior ear with a few scaly riblets. Colour: Grayish white.
Distribution & Ecology
Bathyal (500 - 2000m)
Abyssal Rise (2000 - 4000m)
Abyssal Plain (4000m +)
Additional Information & Related Species
Pectinoidea : Pectinidae
Listed are literature citing Hyalopecten pudicus (E A Smith, 1885). Reference containing the species Type Description is highlighted.
Dijkstra HH & Gofas S 2004. Pectinoidea (Bivalvia: Propeamussidae and Pectinidae) from some northeastern Atlantic seamounts. Sarsia. 89 (1): 33-78.
Dijkstra HH & Goud J 2002. Pectinoidea (Bivalvia, Propeamussiidae & Pectinidae) collected during the Dutch CANCAP and MAURITANIA expeditions in the south-eastern region of the North Atlantic Ocean. Basteria. 66: 31-82.
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.
Smith E A 1885. Report on the Lamellibranchiata collected by HMS Challenger during the years 1873-1876. Reports of the scientific results of the voyage of HMS “Challenger”, Zoology. 13 (35): 1-341, 25pls.
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