Crenella pellucida (Jeffreys, 1859)
Mytiloidea : Mytilidae
To size: Minute, less than 1mm. Shell Structure: Thin, fragile, hyaline. Equivalve: Equivalve. Equilateral: Equilateral. Tumidity: Tumid. Outline: Symmetrically oval (higher than long), umbos prominent; dorsal margins very short, straight. Contour: Prodissoconch I, 190μm in diameter, irregularly dimpled; no prodissoconch II apparent.
Sculpture: Sculpture of numerous raised radial striations with a few concentric growth lines and sparse weak concentric threads, slight beading at intersections of radial and concentric threads. Margin: Inner margin smooth. Ligament: Internal, set directly beneath the beaks. Hinge: Hinge plate short with two sets of vertical crenulations, these with denticulate edges and numbering 12-14 in each set. Pallial Musculature: Adductor scars of approximately equal size. Periostracum: Very thin, indistinct. Colour: Transparent white.
Distribution & Ecology
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Mytiloidea : Mytilidae
Listed are literature citing Crenella pellucida (Jeffreys, 1859). Reference containing the species Type Description is highlighted.
Jeffreys J G 1859. Further gleanings in British Conchology. Annals and magazine of natural History. (3) 3: 30-43, 106-120.
Van Aartsen JJ & Carrozza F 1981. European marine mollusca: notes on less well-known species. III. “Crenella” pellucida (Jeffreys, 1859). Bollettino Malacologico. 17: 281-283.
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