Limea crassa (Forbes, 1844)
Limoidea : Limidae
To size: To 5.5mm. Shell Structure: Moderately robust for size. Equivalve: Equivalve. Equilateral: Equilateral. Tumidity: Moderately inflated. Outline: Broadly oval; lateral margins evenly curved; ventral margin broadly rounded. Ears short, slightly scarcely projecting; subauricular sinus weak. Dorsal margin straight. Dorsal area wide.
Sculpture: 24-27 radial ribs, median 9-11 more prominent, all crossed by closely spaced concentric lamellae except over umbonal area. Ligament: In a triangular resilifer on the cardinal area. Hinge: Hinge plate on either side of resilifer denticulate. Pallial Musculature: Mostly obscure, subcircular posterior adductor scar visible in some. Periostracum: Thin, obscure. Colour: White.
Distribution & Ecology
Continental Shelf (to 200m)
Continental Margin Zone (200 - 500m)
Bathyal (500 - 2000m)
Additional Information & Related Species
Limoidea : Limidae
Listed are literature citing Limea crassa (Forbes, 1844). Reference containing the species Type Description is highlighted.
Allen J A 2004. The Recent species of the genera Limatula and Limea (Bivalvia, Limacea) present in the Atlantic with particular reference to those in deep water. Journal of Natural History. 38 (20): 2591-2653.
Forbes E 1844. Report on the Mollusca and Radiata of the Aegean Sea, and on their distribution, considered as bearing on geology. Reports of the British Association for the Advancement of Science. 1843: 130-193.
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