Solecurtus candidus (Brocchi, 1814)
Tellinoidea : Solecurtidae
Inequilateral, beaks distinctly in front of midline.
Oblong somewhat rectangular, dorsal and ventral margins parallel, anterior and posterior very broad, anterior almost truncate.
Prominent anterior and posterior gapes.
Sculpture: Of oblique ribs running diagonally across the middle part of the shell and then changing direction over the posterior angle and forming a wave like pattern over the posterior area; the angle is rather wide and the ribs clearly separable. Anterior area with concentric lines and growth stops only. Margin: Smooth. Ligament: External, a prominent dark brown arched band on a slim nymph. Hinge: Hinge weak, 2 cardinal teeth in each valve but posterior in RV usually lost. Pallial Musculature: Pallial sinus deep extending beyond the line of the beaks, wedge shaped, dorsal arm curved not angled; confluent with pallial line for most of its length. Periostracum: Persistent around margins, thin brown in colour. Colour: Shell dirty white.
Distribution & Ecology
Continental Shelf (to 200m)
Additional Information & Related Species
Key Features & Similar Species
Tellinoidea : Solecurtidae
Listed are literature citing Solecurtus candidus (Brocchi, 1814). Reference containing the species Type Description is highlighted.
Brocchi 1814. Conchiologia fossile subappenninica con osservazioni geologiche sugli Appennini e sul suolo adiacente I&II. Milano. 712pp, 16pls.
Deshayes G P 1839. Traité élém. Conch. I 122.
Oliver PG, Nolf F & Verstraeten J 2010. On the identity of Solecurtus scopula (Turton, 1822) and the establishment of S. candidus (Brocchi 1814). Journal of Conchology. 40 (2): 129-141.
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