Clausinella fasciata (da Costa, 1778)
Veneroidea : Veneridae
Inequilateral. Beaks in front of midline.
Triangular. Lunule heart-shaped, poorly-defined. Escutcheon elliptical, extensive, almost reaching posterior margin.
Sculpture: Few (around 10) concentric ridges/lamellae. Margin: Finely crenulate. Ligament: Concealed, extends a third of way to posterior margin. Hinge: 3 cardinals in each valve. No laterals. Pallial Musculature: Pallial sinus shallow and triangular. Periostracum: Thin, matt. Colour: White/yellow/pink/purple/brown occasionally with lines/rays/streaks/blotches. Internal white, sometimes tinted purple.
Distribution & Ecology
Continental Shelf (to 200m)
Additional Information & Related Species
Veneroidea : Veneridae
Listed are literature citing Clausinella fasciata (da Costa, 1778). Reference containing the species Type Description is highlighted.
Ansell A 1961. The functional morphology of the British species of Veneracea (Eulamellibranchia). Journal of the Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom. 41: 489-517 .
da Costa E M 1778. Historia Naturalis Testaceorum Britanniae London: Millan, White, Elmsley & Robson. 254pp, 17pls.
Salas C & Gofas S 1998. Description of four new species of Neolepton Monterosato, 1875 (Mollusca: Bivalvia: Neoleptonidae), with comments on the genus and on its affinity with the Veneracea. Ophelia. 48(1): 35-70.
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