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Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorLimopsis aurita (Brocchi, 1814) 
AphiaID: 140252

Classification: Biota > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAnimalia (Kingdom) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMollusca (Phylum) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorBivalvia (Class) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPteriomorphia (Subclass) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorArcoida (Order) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorLimopsoidea (Superfamily) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorLimopsidae (Family) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorLimopsis (Genus)
Status accepted
Rank Species
Parent Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorLimopsis Sassi, 1827
Synonymised
names
  Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorArca aurita Brocchi, 1814 (original combination)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorLimopsis aurita paucidentata Dall, 1886
Sources  original description Brocchi, G. B. (1814) Conchiologia fossile subapennina con osservazioni geologiche sugli Apennini e sul suolo adiacente. Milano Vol. I: pp. LXXX + 56 + 240; Vol. II, p. 241-712, pl. 1-16
page(s): p. 485; pl. 11 fig. 9  [details] [full text]

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Subspecies Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorLimopsis aurita paucidentata Dall, 1886 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorLimopsis aurita (Brocchi, 1814)
Environment marine
Distribution 
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Caribbean Sea
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorCaribbean Sea [details]
Cuba
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorCuba [details]
Mauritania
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorMauritania [details]
North Atlantic Ocean
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorEuropean waters (ERMS scope) [details]
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorUnited Kingdom Exclusive Economic Zone [details]
(no group)
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorLesser Antilles [details]
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorPuerto Rico [details]
Links Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo Biodiversity Heritage Library (173 publications) 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo CLEMAM 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo Encyclopedia of Life 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo Marine Bivalves of the British Isles webpage at National Museum of Wales 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo PESI 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo ITIS
Notes 
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Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorBiology Type of larval development: short planktonic (non-planktotrophic) inferred from prodissoconch morphology (Malchus & Warén, 2005) [details]

Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorDiagnosis Shell up to 15 mm in height, solid, variable in shape from almost circular to obliquely oval, with a straight dorsal margin. Umbo small but prominent, situated in the middle of the hinge line. Ligament small, situated in a triangular resilifer below the umbo. Sculpture of flat comarginal cords, much wider than the interspaces, and fine radial striae, mostly marked in the interspaces of the cords. Hinge plate wide and arched, with 8 anterior and about 9 posterior teeth, both series decreasing in size towards the umbo, where they may even be superimposed in large specimens. Inner margin of valves smooth, beveled to a flat contact surface between valves. Exterior of shell dirty white. Periostracum forming yellowish-brown, hairy projections which are arranged radially, becoming more dense and longer near the margins.  [details]

Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorDistribution Eastern Atlantic, from Iceland and Norway to southern Morocco, also in the Canary Islands and the Azores; Mediterranean. Western Atlantic, from Newfoundland to the Caribbean.
Gorringe, Ampère, Josephine and Seine seamounts, common in 180-545 m; not found in the Meteor group seamounts.
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Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorType locality Northern Italy (Pliocene fossil) [details]

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Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorHabitat Known from seamounts and knolls [details]
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Limopsis aurita  (Brocchi, 1814)Specimens from Djibouti Banks, Alboran Sea (actual size 10 mm including hairs)
Limopsis aurita (Broc...

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LSID urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:140252
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2004-12-21 15:54:05Z  created  Gofas, Serge
  
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  Citation: Gofas, S. (2014). Limopsis aurita. Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=140252 on 2014-09-22
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