Limatula celtica Allen, 2004
Limoidea : Limidae
To size: To 6mm. Shell Structure: Fragile, translucent. Equivalve: Equivalve. Equilateral: Equilateral. Tumidity: Inflated. Outline: Oval-subrhomboidal, Dorsal and ventral margins distinctly tapering; ventral margin narrowly angulate. Ears short not projecting. Dorsal margin distinctly oblique to vertical axis. Dorsal area wide.
Sculpture: About 40 fine radial riblets fading over the umbonal region and dorsal lateral areas except for the enlarged median pair. Two median riblets wider than elsewhere and present as a distinct median groove. Concentric sculpture of variously spaced concentric lines. Ligament: In a wide triangular resilifer on the cardinal area. Hinge: Hinge plate on either side of resilifer smooth. Pallial Musculature: Mostly obscure, single subcircular posterior adductor scar visible in some. Periostracum: Thin, obscure. Colour: White.
Distribution & Ecology
Abyssal Rise (2000 - 4000m)
Abyssal Plain (4000m +)
Additional Information & Related Species
Limoidea : Limidae
Listed are literature citing Limatula celtica Allen, 2004. 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.
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