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Pecten Novae-Zelandiae. Pect. testa sublongato-orbiculari, aequilaterali, inaequivalvi; valvis concentrice minutissime striates; sinistra plana, prope umbonem concaviuscula, in valva dextra subimmersa, costis subangustis convexis quatuordecim nitide radiate, albicante, spadiceo-rufo tincta; dextra expanso-convexa, costis quindecim sublatioribus radiate, alba; auriculis aequalibus, sinistrorsum subinclinatis.

 

The New Zealand Pecten. Shell somewhat elongately orbicular, equilateral, inequivalve; valves very minutely concentrically strained; left valve flat, rather concave near the umbo, a little immersed in the right valve, neatly rayed with fourteen rather narrow convex ribs, whitish, stained with fawn-red; right valve expandedly convex, rayed with fifteen rather broader ribs, white; ears equal, bent a little forwards towards the left valve.

 

Hab. New Zealand; Hart.

 

A beautifully symmetrical neatly-ribbed species, of a delicate subtransparent white, stained on the left valve with rich fawn-red.”

 

 

(Reeve, 1853: Pecten species 36; VIII)

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Source: Antarctic Invertebrates Website (NMNH)

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