Species Account

Pseudoneara truncata Jeffreys, 1882

Verticordioidea : Cuspidariidae

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

To size: To 6mm. Shell Structure: Thin, fragile. Equivalve: Slightly inequivalve. Equilateral: Beaks close to the midline. Tumidity: Moderately inflated, umbonate. Outline: Subquadrate almost as high as long, greatest height from umbo to posterior ventral margin. Rostrum very short truncated, posterior sulcus shallow.

Sculpture: Body of shell with commarginal lines and growth stops. Rostrum with 2 thin radial raised ridges. Margin: Inner margin smooth. Ligament: Internal, very small beneath the beaks. Hinge: Lacking any discernable teeth but well preserved specimens may show small cardinal tubercles. Pallial Musculature: Not impressed. Periostracum: Thin, not persisting. Colour: Shell off-white, translucent.

Distribution & Ecology

Known only from the Biscay region. Bathyal, 710-1340m.

Depth Range
Bathyal (500 - 2000m)

Additional Information & Related Species


Listed are literature citing Pseudoneara truncata Jeffreys, 1882. Reference containing the species Type Description is highlighted.

Jeffreys J.G. 1882. On the Mollusca procured during the ‘Lightning’ and ‘Porcupine’ Expeditions, 1868-70. (Part IV). Proceedings of the Zoological Society of London. 1881: 921-952.


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Record last modified: 11/04/2016