Loripes lucinalis ((Lamarck, 1818))
Lucinoidea : Lucinidae
To size: To 22mm. Shell Structure: Solid. Equivalve: Equivalve. Equilateral: Almost equilateral, beaks slightly to anterior. Tumidity: Tumid. Outline: Circular, broadly rounded posterior dorsal margin, anterior concave. Contour: deeply set, short lunule.
Sculpture: Concentric lines and very fine radiating lines. Growth stages clear. Margin: Smooth. Ligament: Deeply inset and more than a third the length of the posterior dorsal margin and about 30° angle to posterior margin. Hinge: Two cardinals in each valve, in RV posterior bifid, in LV anterior bifid. Single anterior and posterior laterals in both valves. Pallial Musculature: Pallial line continuous. Anterior adductor much more elongate and narrower than posterior. Periostracum: Very thin, beige. Colour: White, sometimes tinged yellow.
Distribution & Ecology
A southern species on the coasts of the English Channel north to the Solway and on all coasts of Ireland.
Continental Shelf (to 200m)
Additional Information & Related Species
Lucinoidea : Lucinidae
Listed are literature citing Loripes lucinalis ((Lamarck, 1818)). Reference containing the species Type Description is highlighted.
Lamarck J B P A de M 1818. Histoire naturelle des Animaux sans vertèbres 5. Paris. 612pp.
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