Species Account

Myonera sp.

Verticordioidea : Cuspidariidae

Tebble name: n/a
Smith & Heppell name: n/a

To size: To 4mm. Shell Structure: Thin, translucent. Equivalve: Equivalve except for a slight overlap by the LV along the posterior ventral margin. Equilateral: Equilateral. Tumidity: Compressed. Outline: Body of shell subovate; anterior rounded; ventral broadly curved with maximum height below beaks; posterior ventral margin weakly sinuous. Rostrum moderately elongate, with a sloping to slightly concave dorsal margin. Posterior truncate. Contour: Posterior sinus broad and rather shallow.

Sculpture: Body of shell apparently smooth with co-marginal growth lines. Rostrum with stronger co-marginal lines and overall crusty. Body of shell overall minutely pustulose, pustules becoming granular over rostrum to give crusty appearance. Margin: Smooth. Ligament: Internal on a small posterior projecting resilifer. Hinge: Lacks teeth. Pallial Musculature: Obscure. Periostracum: Obscure. Colour: Shell white.

Distribution & Ecology

Recognised by us from the upper bathyal zone of the Porcupine Sea Bight.

Depth Range
Bathyal (500 - 2000m)

Additional Information & Related Species


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Record last modified: 22/03/2016