Thracia pubescens (Pulteney, 1799)
Thracioidea : Thraciidae
To size: To 90mm. Shell Structure: Brittle. Equivalve: Inequivalve, RV more convex than LV. Equilateral: Inequilateral, beaks behind midline. Outline: Truncated oval. Posterior dorsal margin slopes gently to a medially curved posterior margin. Ventral margin straight. Anterior dorsal margin straight to a rostrate truncate anterior margin.
Sculpture: Concentric ridges. Coarse granulations visible much more so in truncate region. Margin: Smooth, sometimes broken. Ligament: External and internal: External wide, behind beaks; internal fat in a broad triangular resilifer below external. Hinge: Lithodesma in front of resilifer, although often broken. Pallial Musculature: Shallow, broad, under a third the length of shell. Periostracum: Yellow/beige. Colour: White.
Distribution & Ecology
Distributed from the UK south down to the NW coast Africa and the Mediterranean.
Continental Shelf (to 200m)
Additional Information & Related Species
Thracioidea : Thraciidae
Listed are literature citing Thracia pubescens (Pulteney, 1799). Reference containing the species Type Description is highlighted.
Pulteney R 1799. Catalogue of the birds, shells, and some of the more rare plants of Dorsetshire London, Nichols. 92pp.
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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