Limopsis tenella Jeffreys, 1876
Limopsoidea : Limopsidae
Inequilateral, beaks in front of midline.
Dorsal margin short, straight, dorsal area shallowly cleft.
Sculpture: Smooth with growth lines. Margin: Inner margin smooth. Ligament: Amphidetic, a small triangular resilium set in a shallow resilifer between beaks. Hinge: Taxodont, strong teeth in two series set on a shallow arched hinge plate. Pallial Musculature: Adductor scars unequal, posterior twice size of anterior. Periostracum: Of long fine bristles lying flat against the shell forming a wide fringe around the margins. Colour: White.
Distribution & Ecology
Abyssal Rise (2000 - 4000m)
Abyssal Plain (4000m +)
Additional Information & Related Species
Key Features & Similar Species
Limopsoidea : Limopsidae
Listed are literature citing Limopsis tenella Jeffreys, 1876. Reference containing the species Type Description is highlighted.
Jeffreys J G 1876. New and peculiar Mollusca of the Pecten, Mytilus and Arca families, procured in the Valorous expedition. Annals and magazine of natural History. (4)18: 424-436.
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.
Oliver G & Allen J A 1980. The Functional and Adaptive Morphology of the Deep-Sea Species of the Family Limopsidae (Bivalvia: Arcoida) from the Atlantic. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London Series B. 291: 77-125.
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