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Lima (Limatula) suteri Dall, n. sp.


Shell of about the size and form of L. subauriulata, with fine concentric incremental lines and feeble radial riblets, discrepant on the two valves, slightly deflected backward distally; both valves with a well-defined median sulcus, which on the interior of the valve is bordered on each side by a single distinct rib; right valve externally has one rib in front of the sulcus and seven to nine behind it; left valve with seven or eight ribs on each side of the sulcus; the ends of the ribs serrate the ventral margin; beaks small, prominent; hinge line subequally divided, the auricular angles prominent; the amphidetic area narrow; the resiliary pit wide and short; color white or pale brownish. Length, 7.1; breadth, 4.5; diameter, 3.5 mm.


Stewart Island, New Zealand, in 18 fathoms, H. Suter. U.S.N. Mus. 195290.


These little shells were sent to the Museum some time since by Mr. Suter, in whose honor they are named, and in working out the “Albatross” species were determined to be new.”



(Dall, 1908)


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© National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution

Source: Antarctic Invertebrates Website (NMNH)

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