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Kelliopsis jozinae Van Aartsen & Carrozza, 1997

Galeommatoidea : Montacutidae

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

To size: To 2mm. Shell Structure: Thin, translucent. Equivalve: Equivalve. Equilateral: Subequilateral, beaks just behind the midline. Tumidity: Tumid. Outline: Subcircular, slightly expanded anterio-ventrally; posterior more narrowly curved than anterior; anterior dorsal margin slightly depressed.

Sculpture: Smooth with very fine co-marginal lines. Margin: Inner margin smooth. Ligament: Internal, on a shallow posteriorly directed resilifer. Hinge: Hinge weak; LV with a small cardinal peg beneath the beak, a short anterior lateral flange and a longer posterior lateral behind the resilifer; RV with a posterior groove and poorly differentiated cardinal and anterior lateral. Pallial Musculature: Adductor scars equal, large. Pallial line entire. Periostracum: Thin, pale brown. Colour: Shell white.

Distribution & Ecology

With certainty only known from off Shetland

Depth Range
Continental Shelf (to 200m)

Additional Information & Related Species


Listed are literature citing Kelliopsis jozinae Van Aartsen & Carrozza, 1997. Reference containing the species Type Description is highlighted.

Van Aartsen J.J. & Carrozza F. 1997. On “Lasea” pumila (S.V. Wood, 1851) and two new bivalves from European waters: Mancikellia divae n. sp. and Kelliopsis jozinae n. sp. (Bivalvia: Condylocardiidae and Montacutidae). La Conchiglia. 285: 28-34.


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Record last modified: 17/05/2016