Limaria loscombi (G B Sowerby I, 1823)
Limoidea : Limidae
To size: To 20mm. Shell Structure: Thin, fragile. Equivalve: Equivalve. Equilateral: Inequilateral. Tumidity: Valves convex. Outline: Obliquely oval, extended anterio-laterally; posterior curved; anterior almost straight. Ears small, approximately equal. Dorsal margin straight. Dorsal area wide. Valves not gaping.
Sculpture: Up to around 50 radiating riblets and raised striae, of these about the median 20 most prominent and creating distinct marginal indentations; these primary riblets with 1-3 secondary riblets or striae between and some making marginal indentations. Ligament: In a large triangular resilifer on the cardinal area. Hinge: Hinge plate on either side of resilifer smooth. Pallial Musculature: Mostly obscure. Periostracum: Thin, obscure. Colour: Greyish white to dirty white.
Distribution & Ecology
Continental Shelf (to 200m)
Additional Information & Related Species
Limoidea : Limidae
Listed are literature citing Limaria loscombi (G B Sowerby I, 1823). Reference containing the species Type Description is highlighted.
Jones N S 1951. The bottom fauna off the south of the Isle of Man. Journal of Animal Ecology. 20(1): 132-144.
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