WoRMS banner
Add search provider Add provider
Twitter: Latest updates @WRMarineSpecies

WoRMS taxon details

Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorNeopycnodonte zibrowii Gofas, Salas & Taviani, 2009 
AphiaID: 379789

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 editorOstreoida (Order) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorOstreoidea (Superfamily) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorGryphaeidae (Family) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPycnodonteinae (Subfamily) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorNeopycnodonte (Genus) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorNeopycnodonte zibrowii (Species)
Status accepted
Rank Species
Parent Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorNeopycnodonte Stenzel, 1971
Sources  original description Wisshak M., López Correa M., Gofas S., Salas C., Taviani M., Jakobsen J. & Freiwald A. (2009) Shell architecture, element composition, and stable isotope signature of the giant deep-sea oyster Neopycnodonte zibrowii sp. n. from the NE Atlantic. Deep Sea Research I 56(3): 374-404 [published online 29 October 2008; printed copies deposited by January 2, 2009, in several museum libraries as stated in acknowledgements; printed edition of the journal dated March 2009]
page(s): 374-404 [details]

[show all]
Vernacular
Names
 
Language   Name 
English Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorgiant deep-sea oyster  [details]
Environment marine
Links Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorto CLEMAM 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo Encyclopedia of Life 
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorTo MNHN Type collection 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo PESI 
Notes 
From editor or global species database
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorBiology Radiocarbon dating reveals that individuals reach an astounding lifespan of 100 to 500 years, placing them among the longest lived molluscs (and animals) known to date [details]

Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorDiagnosis Shell large (up to ca. 20 cm dorso-ventrally, to over 12 cm antero-posteriorly), cemented to substrate by the left valve which is slightly larger and thicker than the right valve; ventral margin of both valves growing roughly parallel to the attachment surface and not making a distinct angle with it. Shell material brittle and light-weighted due to extensive vesicular structure. Beaks moderately prominent and nearly orthocline, with a triangular ligamental area; a most unusual feature in ths species is that the central part of the ligament (resilium) is very narrow and does not protrude at all over the hinge line, which us straight. Inside of shell with solid endostracum occupying about half the total height; scar of adductor muscle unusually small and situated closer to the hinge line than to the ventral edge of the endostracum. Commissural edge next to the hinge line provided by well developed chomata of the so-called "neopycnodontine" type.
Exterior of valve devoid of sculpture other than scale-shaped remnants of the shell margins, pale buff in colour.  [details]

Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorDistribution Currently known from the Azores (type locality in Faial Channel) Bay of Biscay, and the Ibero-Moroccan area at depths of ca. 500 m [details]
ImagesChecked: verified by a taxonomic editor 
Neopycnodonte zibrowii
Neopycnodonte zibrowii
Neopycnodonte zibrowii collected in the Hesperides Mud Volcano Complex (Gulf of Cádiz, SW Iberian Peninsula), actual size 16.4 cm
Neopycnodonte zibrowii...
LSID urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:379789
Taxonomic
Edit history
 
Date   action   by
2009-01-06 11:14:10Z  created  Gofas, Serge
2009-01-07 22:03:27Z  changed  Gofas, Serge
2013-11-11 23:10:49Z  changed  Rosenberg, Gary
  
[Taxonomic tree] [Occurrence map] [Google] [Google scholar] [Google images]
  Citation: Rosenberg, G.; Gofas, S. (2014). Neopycnodonte zibrowii Gofas, Salas & Taviani, 2009. Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=379789 on 2014-11-27
  Creative Commons License The webpage text is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License