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Decatopecten plica

Bivalvia - Pectinida - Pectinidae

Ostrea plica was named by Linnaeus (1758). It is extant.

It was recombined as Decatopecten plica by Dijkstra and Kilburn (2001).

Synonymy list
YearName and author
1758Ostrea plica Linnaeus
1817Pallium striatum Schumacher p. 120
1842Pecten subplicatus Sowerby
1842Pecten velutinus Sowerby p. 63 figs. pl. 26, figs. 2-3
1842Pecten subplicatus Sowerby p. 64 figs. pl. 13, fig. 37
1852Pecten strangei Reeve figs. pl. 4, fig. 22
1912Pecten (Pallium) subplicatus Dautzenberg and Bavay p. 26
1939Decatopecten strangei Iredale p. 361
1962Decatopecten striatus Kira p. 139
1982Comptopallium strangei Abbott and Dance p. 307
1991Decadopecten (Decadopecten) strangei Rombouts p. 37
1992Decatopecten strangei Lamprell and Whitehead p. 28
1993Decatopecten striatum Bernard et al. p. 51
1996Decatopecten strangei Jensen p. 41
2001Decatopecten plica Dijkstra and Kilburn p. 277

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EubilateriaAx 1987
subclassAutobranchia(Groblen 1894)
infraclassPteriomorphia(Beurlen 1944)
OstreomorphiFerussac 1822
OstreioniFerussac 1822
OstreataFerussac 1822
superorderOstreiformiiFerussac 1822
orderPectinida(Gray 1854)
suborderPectinidina(Adams and Adams 1858)
superfamilyPectinoideaRafinesque 1815
PectinoidaeRafinesque 1815
familyPectinidaeWilkes 1810
genusDecatopectenSowerby 1839

If no rank is listed, the taxon is considered an unranked clade in modern classifications. Ranks may be repeated or presented in the wrong order because authors working on different parts of the classification may disagree about how to rank taxa.

H. H. Dijkstra and R. N. Kilburn 2001Shell thick, height to 55 mm, but most adults 30–35 mm, elongate to suborbicular, nearly equivalve, equilateral, auricles small and subequal, umbonal angle ca. 85–95°. Both valves strongly convex to more compressed, with prominent radial plicae (3–5, usually 3) and smaller lateral ribs (2–3), both plicae and their intervals radial striated. Microsculpture of close-set commarginal lamellae. Auricles with several radial riblets (8–14) and microscopic commarginal lamellae. Hinge small and straight. Byssal fasciole absent, byssal notch narrow. Active ctenolium with a few small teeth (1–3) on suture, sometimes absent. Resilifer elongate, triangular. Auricular crura strongly developed, resilial teeth weak or absent. Inner surface slightly plicated. Colour variable, cream, yellow, orange or brown with lighter or darker markings, occasionally uniform in colour; RV paler than LV.