Species Account

Euvola ziczac (Linnaeus, 1758)

Pectinoidea : Pectinidae

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

To size: To 70mm. Shell Structure: Solid. Equivalve: Markedly inequivalve; right valve deeply convex, left valve slightly concave. Equilateral: Equilateral, ears equal. Outline: Left valve flat or slightly concave, right valve deeply convex.

Sculpture: Smooth radial ribs; those of right valve broad and low; those of left valve more spaced and flattened. Margin: Crenulated. Colour: Left valve bright purple red, right valve pale – yellow or white.

Distribution & Ecology

From North Carolina, Bermuda and south throughout the West Indies, Gulf of Mexico and south America to Brazil.

Three specimen inside a bait pot found on Chesil Beach, Dorset.

Depth Range

Additional Information & Related Species


Listed are literature citing Euvola ziczac (Linnaeus, 1758). Reference containing the species Type Description is highlighted.

Holmes A.M., Oliver P.G., Trewhella S, Hill R. & Quigley D.T.G. 2015. Trans-Atlantic rafting of inshore mollusca on macro-litter. American molluscs on British and Irish shores, new records. Journal of Conchology. 42 (1): 41-49.
Linnaeus C 1758. Systema Naturae. Editio decima. 1. Regnum Animale Holmiae, Laurentii Salvii. 824pp.


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Record last modified: 03/03/2022