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Delectopecten vitreus

Bivalvia - Pectinida - Pectinidae

Ostrea vitrea was named by Gmelin (1791). It is extant.

It was recombined as Pecten vitreus by Loccard (1888); it was recombined as Palliolum vitreum by Barnard (1962); it was recombined as Chlamys (Delectopecten) vitrea by Tebble (1976); it was recombined as Cyclopecten (Delectopecten) vitreus by Rombouts (1991); it was recombined as Delectopecten vitreus by Nordsieck (1969) and Dijkstra and Kilburn (2001).

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Synonymy list
YearName and author
1791Ostrea vitrea Gmelin p. 3328
1878Pecten abyssorum Sars p. 22 figs. pl. 2, figs. 6a-c
1888Pecten vitreus Loccard p. 135
1897Chlamys chaperi Dautzeberg and Fischer p. 190 figs. pl. 5, figs. 5-8
1962Palliolum vitreum Barnard p. 254
1969Delectopecten vitreus Nordsieck p. 47
1976Chlamys (Delectopecten) vitrea Tebble p. 64
1991Cyclopecten (Delectopecten) vitreus Rombouts p. 78
2001Delectopecten vitreus Dijkstra and Kilburn p. 270

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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
subfamilyCamptonectinaeHabe 1977
genusDelectopectenStewart 1930
speciesvitreus(Gmelin 1791)

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 to ca. 20 mm high, suborbicular (usually higher than wide), RV slightly more convex than LV, inequilateral, auricles unequal (posterior larger than anterior), umbonal angle ca. 80–90°. Both valves sculptured with commarginally crenated growth lines with vesicular tubercles, except on anterior auricle of RV, which has 5–6 lamellose radial riblets. Posterior auricles weakly defined. Microsculpture of antimarginal striae throughout ontogeny, sometimes only in early growth stages. Postero- dorsal margin spiny or tuberculated. Hinge line straight. Byssal fasciole broad, byssal notch moderately deep. Active ctenolium with 3–6 teeth on suture. Auricular crura weak. Resilifer triangularly oblique. Colour dull translucent white or hyaline.