Propeamussium andamanicum (Smith, 1894)

Dijkstra, Henk H. & Maestrati, Philippe, 2008, New species and new records of deep-water Pectinoidea (Bivalvia: Propeamussiidae, Entoliidae and Pectinidae) from the South Pacific, Mémoires du Muséum national d'Histoire naturelle 196, pp. 77-114: 79

publication ID

http://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.5491148

DOI

http://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.5491148

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scientific name

Propeamussium andamanicum (Smith, 1894)
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Propeamussium andamanicum (Smith, 1894)  

Amussium andamanicum Smith, 1894: 172   , pl. 5, figs 13-14.

MATERIAL EXAMINED. — The type material (see Dijkstra 1995: m, 38 spms. — BORDAU 1: stn CP 1398, 16˚22’S, 179˚56’W, 15, figs 138-142). 907-912 m, 3 spms; stn CP 1458, 17˚22’S, 179˚28’W, 1216- Fiji. MUSORSTOM 10: stn CP 1354, 17˚42.6’S, 178˚55.0’E, 959- 1226 m, 21 spms   .

963 m, 85 spms; stn CP 1361, 18˚00.0’S, 178˚53.7’E, 1058-1091

DISTRIBUTION. — Zanzibar area, Gulf of Aden, Arabian Sea, Laccadive Sea, Andaman Sea, New Caledonia ( Dijkstra 1995: 15), Wallis and Futuna and Vanuatu ( Dijkstra 2001: 75); live in 956-2000 m. New record for Fiji. Present material live in 912-1216 m. This species seems to occur rather abundantly around Fiji, in contrast to other known localities in the southwestern Pacific.

REMARKS. — The present material is almost identical to the type specimens, except that the commarginal lirae on the left valve are more delicate and more closely spaced.

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Mollusca

Class

Bivalvia

Order

Pectinida

Family

Propeamussiidae

Genus

Propeamussium

Loc

Propeamussium andamanicum (Smith, 1894)

Dijkstra, Henk H. & Maestrati, Philippe 2008
2008
Loc

Amussium andamanicum

Smith 1894: 172
1894