Protapes Dall, 1902

Arathi, Anitha R., Oliver, P. Graham, Ravinesh, Raveendhiran & Kumar, Appukuttannair Biju, 2018, The Ashtamudi Lake short-neck clam: re-assigned to the genus Marcia H. Adams & A. Adams, 1857 (Bivalvia, Veneridae), ZooKeys 799, pp. 1-20: 9-10

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http://dx.doi.org/10.3897/zookeys.799.25829

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scientific name

Protapes Dall, 1902
status

 

Genus Protapes Dall, 1902 

Type species.

Venus gallus  Gmelin, 1791

Description.

Moderately large, outline triangular ovate to oval, often posteriorly truncated and pronounced anteriorly; lunule margin excavated. Hinge with three cardinal teeth in each valve. Ligament external, opisthodetic. Pallial sinus steeply ascending towards the umbonal cavity. External sculpture strong, of raised commarginal ridges. External patterns predominantly of interrupted zig-zag lines.

Remarks.

The genera Protapes  , Paphia  , and Paratapes  all share the character of the ascending pallial sinus. Paphia  and Paratapes  differ in outline and sculpture in being elongate, distinctly longer than high, and having a smooth shell.

Three species of Protapes  are recorded from Indian waters, P. gallus  (Gmelin, 1791), P. ziczac  (Linnaeus, 1758), and P. monstrosus  ( Römer, 1870), and all are well illustrated by Huber (2010). Only P. gallus  and P. ziczac  were collected in this study.

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Mollusca

Class

Bivalvia

Order

Venerida

Family

Veneridae