St. Eustatius, 2015 (source: Susan J. Hewitt)
Bivalves. Rouded-triangular valves with concentric sculpture of erect lamellae and secondary concentrics. Up to 12 mm in length. Offshore to deep water species from the southern Caribbean.
To be confused with
- Resembles the eastern Pacific
Pleurolucina leucocymoides. The sculpture of broad radial folds is less pronounced and
the commarginal lamellae are more widely spaced and prominent.
Size: 12 mm.
Colour: Yellowish white.
Shape: Rounded-triangular. Moderately inflated valves. Prosogyrate umbos projecting above the shell body.
Sculpture: concentric sculpture of erect lamellae with numerous secondary
each interspace; and prosogyrate umbos projecting above the shell body.
anterior sulci and one posterior sulcus reaching from beaks to ventral
Habitat environment and ecology
BES-eilanden: St. Eustatius.
An offshore to deep water species (to 300 m) from the southern
[Niels Schrieken, april 2016]; [Inge van Lente, nov. 2016]
- Hewitt et al., 2016. New information on Pleurolucina hendersoni
(Britton, 1972) (Mollusca: Bilvalvia, Lucinidae) from the Dutch Island
of St. Eustatius, West Indies. Basteria.