Overview

Comprehensive Description

The mussels were observed on sandy bottom with warm water seepage (18°C). The species live in dense populations, partly buried in the sediment.
  • HASHIMOTO J. & M. HORIKOSHI (1989) Deep-Sea Newsletter 15: 32-34.

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Distribution

Kaikata Seamount, SW of Ogasawara.
  • HASHIMOTO J. & M. HORIKOSHI (1989) Deep-Sea Newsletter 15: 32-34.

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Physical Description

Morphology

Shells large, aduliform, long and slender, rather thick, solid. Ventral margin markedly concave in adults, giving the shell a curved appearance. Umbonal cavity large and swollen. Periostracum strong chocolate or dark brown, umbonal region light brown; valves dull white beneath the periostracum. Inner mantle folds entirely separate, terminating anteriorly on anterior adductor. No valvular siphonal membrane. Anterior retractor scar situated in front of umbonal cavity; posterior byssus retractor complex with two principle diverging muscle bundles.
  • HASHIMOTO J. & M. HORIKOSHI (1989) Deep-Sea Newsletter 15: 32-34.

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Size

Shell length up to 19.5 cm.
  • HASHIMOTO J. & M. HORIKOSHI (1989) Deep-Sea Newsletter 15: 32-34.

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