Jupiteria lobula (Dall, 1890)

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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Jupiteria lobula (Dall, 1890)


Jupiteria lobula (Dall, 1890)  Fig. 3

Examined material.

2 valves EA337 (1.7811°N, 79.0351°W) at 530 m (INV MOL9791), 2 valves EA331 (2.5078°N, 78.7993°W) at 350 m (INV MOL9792).

New location.

Colombian Pacific.


Mexico to El Salvador ( Coan and Valentich-Scott 2012).


These records represent a new southern limit for this species. All the specimens were small (approx. 4 mm), but they were nearly identical to small specimens of Jupiteria lobula  from Mexico and also the type specimens. The presence of dead valves at different stations and the distance from previous records suggest that this species is living in Colombia.