Chlamys islandica O. F. Müller, 1776

Phylum:Mollusca Linnaeus, 1758
Class:Bivalvia Linnaeus, 1758
Order:Pectinida Gray, 1854
Family:Pectinidae Rafinesque, 1815

To size: To 140mm.

Shell Structure: Solid. Equivalve: Valves equally convex. Equilateral: Inequilateral. Outline: Subcircular to suboval, (umbonal angle 82-90°) anterior ears much longer than posterior. Contour: Ear in RV with a deep byssal notch. Ctenolium well developed.

Sculpture: Of numerous radial ribs and riblets of varying expression reaching 140 in number in large specimens; all ribs and riblets variously scaled. Shagreen microsculpture present at least on early stages. Ears with radial riblets.

Colour: Variable, orange-red, pink, yellow, purple to brown or white, some patterned. 

Byssally attached to stones and rocks from low in the intertidal to shelf edge.

Depth: 0 - 200 m

Author: Manushin Igor E. / 21.09.2015
Last edit: Manushin Igor E. / 25.09.2015

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