Pliocardia cf. donacia (Dall, 1908)

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

publication ID

http://dx.doi.org/10.3897/zookeys.762.20335

publication LSID

lsid:zoobank.org:pub:440ED53B-6734-4A55-85AF-9E4CF2ADD89F

persistent identifier

http://treatment.plazi.org/id/E01511EC-CCCE-E023-BF07-A86BF813EBA8

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scientific name

Pliocardia cf. donacia (Dall, 1908)
status

 

Pliocardia cf. donacia (Dall, 1908) 

Examined material.

1 valve EA337 (1.7811°N, 79.0351°W) at 530 m (INV MOL9768), 1 valve EA336 (1.9045°N, 79.3030°W) at 612 m (INV MOL9770), 1 live specimen EA344 (2.3905°N, 78.8288°W) at 656 m (INV MOL9771).

New location.

Off Nariño, Colombian Pacific.

Distribution.

Panama ( Coan and Valentich-Scott 2012), Choco, Colombia ( Gracia and Valentich-Scott 2014).

Remarks.

Prior to this study, dead shells of Pliocardia donacia  were identified in Pacific Colombia at depths between 272 and 295 m ( Gracia and Valentich-Scott 2014). The present collection in southern Colombia yielded one live specimen and two empty valves, suggesting that the species inhabits both the northern and southern Colombian Pacific. Further, the bathymetric limit of the species is extended to 656 m in the Colombian Pacific. Many generic uncertainties exist within the family Vesicomyidae  . Thus, we follow Coan and Valentich-Scott (2012) in their tentative placement of P. donacia  within the genus Pliocardia  .

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Mollusca

Class

Bivalvia

Order

Venerida

Family

Vesicomyidae

Genus

Pliocardia