PROPEAMUSSIIDAE  

Propeamussium zoniferum

(Dautzenberg & Bavay, 1912)

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Syntype

 

Original name   Amussium zoniferum Dautzenberg & Bavay, 1912
Autoreference   Smith, 1885: 309, pl. 22, figs 8-8c.
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   Figured syntype (pr: H 7.5 mm, L 7.5 mm) Zoological Museum, University of Amsterdam, Amsterdam (ZMA Moll. 3.12.019). Type locality: Indonesia, Strait of Makassar, 0*34.6'N, 119*8.5'E, 1301 m, alive, fine, grey mud, 20.06.1899 ("Siboga" stn 88).
Description

  Shell up to ca. 8 mm high, semi-transparent, weakly inflated, circular, left valve slightly more convex than right valve, nearly equivalve and equilateral, auricles smooth, small and nearly equal in size, colour creamy.

  Left valve smooth with commarginal growth lines.

  Right valve with regularly spaced commarginal lirae. Internal ribs 9 and an auricular riblet on each side. Byssal notch and ctenolium lacking.

Distribution

 

Strait of Makassar (TL)

Habitat  Living bathyally on soft bottom assemblages.