Species Account

Tellimya sp.

Galeommatoidea : Montacutidae

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

To size: To 3mm. Shell Structure: Thin, fragile. Equivalve: Equivalve. Equilateral: Inequilateral, beaks a little behind the midline. Tumidity: Compressed. Outline: Wedge-shaped. Anterior dorsal slope long, rather straight, anterior margin narrowly curved, ventral margin broadly curving, posterior margin broadly curved, posterior dorsal margin short, sloping steeply.

Sculpture: Smooth with co-marginal growth lines. Margin: Smooth. Ligament: Internal on a small, posteriorly projecting resilifer beneath the beaks. Hinge: RV with a large anterior ‘cardinal’ tooth, LV without teeth but anterior and posterior margins slightly projecting. Pallial Musculature: Obscure. Periostracum: Thin. Colour: White, transparent.

Distribution & Ecology

We have found this species among material from the Porcupine Sea Bight at upper slope depths

Depth Range
Continental Margin Zone (200 - 500m)
Bathyal (500 - 2000m)

Additional Information & Related Species


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Record last modified: 15/01/2014