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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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.

本文言語English
ページ(範囲)93-100
ページ数8
ジャーナルNautilus
127
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出版ステータスPublished - 2013

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • 生態、進化、行動および分類学
  • 水圏科学

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