Limatula demiradiata Allen, 2004
Limoidea : Limidae
To size: To 3.6 mm. Shell Structure: Fragile, translucent. Equivalve: Equivalve. Equilateral: Inequilateral, anteriorly oblique. Tumidity: Moderately inflated. Outline: Obliquely oval; posterior margin broadly rounded, anterior margin weakly curved; ventral margin broadly rounded.
Sculpture: 8-9 sharp, fine riblets on anterior, elsewhere with 14-16 raised striations at margins. Intersections of concentric growth lines and anterior riblets give rise to small spines on crests. Ligament: Elongate lozenge shaped on relatively narrow cardinal area. Hinge: Hinge plate on either side of resilifer smooth. Pallial Musculature: Mostly obscure. Periostracum: Thin, obscure. Colour: White.
Distribution & Ecology
Continental Shelf (to 200m)
Continental Margin Zone (200 - 500m)
Additional Information & Related Species
Limoidea : Limidae
Listed are literature citing Limatula demiradiata Allen, 2004. Reference containing the species Type Description is highlighted.
Allen J A 2004. The Recent species of the genera Limatula and Limea (Bivalvia, Limacea) present in the Atlantic with particular reference to those in deep water. Journal of Natural History. 38 (20): 2591-2653.
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