Delectopecten vitreus (Gmelin, 1791)
Pectinoidea : Pectinidae
To size: To 25mm. Shell Structure: Thin, semi-transparent. Equivalve: Valves equally convex. Equilateral: Inequilateral. Outline: Subcircular to suboval, anterior a little more rounded than posterior. (umbonal angle ca. 110°). Anterior ears a little longer than posterior; posterior ears weakly demarcated from disc. Contour: RV anterior ear with a distinct byssal notch and ctenolium.
Sculpture: Overall with fine antimarginal sculpture and co-marginal rows of small vesicles, these often lost leaving co-marginal ridges. RV anterior auricle with 3-5 radial riblets. Colour: Semi-transparent, grayish.
Distribution & Ecology
Continental Shelf (to 200m)
Continental Margin Zone (200 - 500m)
Bathyal (500 - 2000m)
Additional Information & Related Species
Pectinoidea : Pectinidae
Listed are literature citing Delectopecten vitreus (Gmelin, 1791). Reference containing the species Type Description is highlighted.
Dijkstra H, Warén A & Gudmunsson G 2009. Pectinoidea (Mollusca: Bivalvia) from Iceland. Marine Biology Research. 5: 207-243.
Dijkstra HH & Gofas S 2004. Pectinoidea (Bivalvia: Propeamussidae and Pectinidae) from some northeastern Atlantic seamounts. Sarsia. 89 (1): 33-78.
Dijkstra HH & Goud J 2002. Pectinoidea (Bivalvia, Propeamussiidae & Pectinidae) collected during the Dutch CANCAP and MAURITANIA expeditions in the south-eastern region of the North Atlantic Ocean. Basteria. 66: 31-82.
Gmelin J F 1791. Carli Linnaei systema Naturae per regna tria naturae. Editio decimatertia, aucta, reformata, Vermes Testacea 1 (6). Lipsiae. 3021-3910.
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.
Wagner H.P. 1991. Review of the European Pectinidae (Mollusca: Bivalvia). Vita Marina. 41 (1): 3-48.
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