A new species of Solemna (Bivalvia: Protobranchia: Solemyidae) from a hydrothermal vent in the Iheya Ridge in the mid-Okinawa Trough, Japan

Kei Sato, Takenori Sasaki, Hiromi Watanabe

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Abstract

A new species, Solemya (Solemya) flava, is described from a hydrothermal vent field located in the Iheya Ridge in the mid Okinawa Trough, Japan. The small-sized new species is characterized by (1) a branched internal ligament attached to the chondrophore, (2) a bright yellowish brown periostracum, and (3) relatively short shell length relative to height (length/height = ca. 2.2) for solemyid bivalves. This species is associated with a vesicomyid clam, Calyptogena okutanii Kojima and Ohta, 1997, which is dominant in chemosynthetic environments.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)93-100
Number of pages8
JournalNautilus
Volume127
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2013 Jan 1

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Keywords

  • Acharax
  • Calyptogena site
  • Taxonomy

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A new species of Solemna (Bivalvia : Protobranchia: Solemyidae) from a hydrothermal vent in the Iheya Ridge in the mid-Okinawa Trough, Japan. / Sato, Kei; Sasaki, Takenori; Watanabe, Hiromi.

In: Nautilus, Vol. 127, No. 3, 01.01.2013, p. 93-100.

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