PROPEAMUSSIIDAE  

Catillopecten translucens

(Dautzenberg & Bavay, 1912)

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Holotype

 

Original name   Pecten (Cyclopecten) translucens Dautzenberg & Bavay, 1912
Autoreference   Dautzenberg & Bavay, 1912: 30, pl. 27, figs 5-6.
Reference   Dautzenberg, P. & A. Bavay, 1912. Les Lamellibranches de l'ExpŽdition du "Siboga": 1. PectinidŽs. - "Siboga" Mon. 53b: 1-41, pls 27-28.
Type data   Holotype (pr: H 10 mm, L 12 mm) Zoological Museum, University of Amsterdam, Amsterdam (ZMA Moll. 3.12.008). Type locality: Indonesia, Strait of Makassar, 0*34.6'N, 119*08.5'E, 1301 m, alive, fine grey mud, 20.06.1899 ("Siboga" stn 88).
Description

  Shell up to ca. 10 mm high, very fragile, semi-transparent, weakly inflated, left valve weakly convex convex, right valve nearly flat, circular, nearly equivalve and equilateral, auricles nearly equal in size, but unequal in shape, colour whitish, internal ribs lacking.

  Both valves smooth with some irregularly spaced growth lines. Auricles continuous with shell disc, except anterior auricle of right valve, which is distinct. Byssal notch relatively deep, byssal fasciole and ctenolium lacking.

Distribution

 

Indonesia, Strait of Makassar (TL)

Habitat Living bathyally on soft bottom assemblages.