Species Account

Panacca loveni (Jeffreys, 1882)

Pholadomyoidea : Pholadomyidae

Tebble name: n/a
Smith & Heppell name: Panacca loveni (Jeffreys, 1881)

To size: To 30mm. Shell Structure: Thin. Equivalve: Equivalve. Equilateral: Slightly inequilateral, beaks just in front of the midline. Tumidity: Somewhat tumid. Outline: Trigonal, wedge-shaped. Maximum height at beaks. Posterior dorsal and posterior ventral margins tapering to a narrowly rounded posterior. Anterior broadly rounded. Contour: Umbos well developed, anterior slope very steep. Midline almost angulate.

Sculpture: Of weak co-marginal undulations crossed by 10-12 rather low radial ridges over the middle and posterior areas. Anterior slope appears smooth, but whole surface covered in minute prickly tubercules. Margin: Smooth. Ligament: External, on a deeply inset resilifer behind the beaks. Hinge: Hinge teeth lacking. Periostracum: Thin, beige to straw-coloured. Colour: Nacreous white.

Distribution & Ecology

Very rare. Not known from UK. The nearest record is from S Norway.

Depth Range
Continental Shelf (to 200m)

Additional Information & Related Species

Related Species

Pholadomyoidea : Pholadomyidae


Listed are literature citing Panacca loveni (Jeffreys, 1882). Reference containing the species Type Description is highlighted.

Jeffreys J.G. 1882. On the Mollusca procured during the ‘Lightning’ and ‘Porcupine’ Expeditions, 1868-70. (Part IV). Proceedings of the Zoological Society of London. 1881: 921-952.
Soot-Ryen T 1941. Northern Pelecypods in the collection of Tromsø Museum I Order Anomalodesmacea Families Pholoadomyidae. Thraciidae and Periplomatidae. Tromsø Museums Arshefter Naturhistorisk Avd. Nr. 17. 61: 1-41, 10 pls.


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Record last modified: 22/03/2016