Delectopecten zacae (Hertlein, 1935)

Suarez-Mozo, Nancy Yolimar, Gracia, Adriana & Valentich-Scott, Paul, 2018, A new species of Malletia (Bivalvia, Malletiidae) and new records of deep-water bivalves from Pacific Southern Colombia, ZooKeys 762, pp. 13-31: 13

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Delectopecten zacae (Hertlein, 1935)


Delectopecten zacae (Hertlein, 1935) 

Examined material.

106 valves EA345 (2.5557°N, 79.0476°W) at 668 m (INV MOL9800).

New location.

Off Nariño, Colombian Pacific.


Mexico to Peru ( Coan and Valentich-Scott 2012). Choco, Colombia ( Gracia and Valentich-Scott 2014).


No live Delectopecten zacae  specimens were collected during the present study. In northern Colombia (Choco), both live specimens and empty valves were found. The present finding extends the bathymetric range of this species to 668 m in the Colombian Pacific.