Limatula margaretae Allen, 2004
Limoidea : Limidae
To size: To 6mm. Shell Structure: Fragile, translucent. Equivalve: Equivalve. Equilateral: Slightly inequilateral, a little oblique, ventral extremity offset from vertical midline. Tumidity: Inflated. Outline: Oval; Posterior margin more rounded than anterior; ventral margin narrowly rounded. Ears short, not projecting. Dorsal margin straight. Dorsal area wide.
Sculpture: Of 27-33 fine, sharp-edged, radial riblets, these most pronounced on anterior and extreme posterior areas; larger median riblets indistinct. Fine concentric striae create minute spines on the crests of the ribs. Ligament: In a wide triangular resilifer on the cardinal area. Hinge: Hinge plate on either side of resilifer smooth. Pallial Musculature: Mostly obscure. Periostracum: Thin, obscure. Colour: White.
Distribution & Ecology
Abyssal Rise (2000 - 4000m)
Abyssal Plain (4000m +)
Additional Information & Related Species
Limoidea : Limidae
Listed are literature citing Limatula margaretae 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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