Limatula thalassae Allen, 2004
Limoidea : Limidae
To size: To 5.3mm. Shell Structure: Fragile. Equivalve: Equivalve. Equilateral: Equilateral. Tumidity: Inflated. Outline: Narrowly oval; lateral margins gently curved; ventral margin narrowly rounded. Ears short slightly projecting. Dorsal margin straight. Dorsal area wide.
Sculpture: Of about 38 fine, radial riblets, the 16 central riblets most prominent but median riblets not enlarged. Concentric growth lines creating sharp reticulations at junctions with riblets. 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
Continental Margin Zone (200 - 500m)
Additional Information & Related Species
Limoidea : Limidae
Listed are literature citing Limatula thalassae 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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