Taxon profile


Pseudamussium peslutrae (Linnaeus, 1771)

kingdom Animalia - animals »  phylum Mollusca - mollusks »  class Bivalvia - bivalves »  order Pectinida »  family Pectinidae »  genus Pseudamussium

Scientific synonyms

Ostrea peslutrae Linnaeus, 1771
Pecten adspersus (misspelling) m
Pecten aspersus Lamarck, 1819
Ostrea danica Holten, 1802
Pecten danicus (Holten, 1802)
Pecten estheris Crema, 1903
Ostrea hybrida Gmelin, 1791
Pseudamussium hybridum (J. F. Gmelin, 1791)
Pecten jamesoni Forbes, 1839
Pecten nebulosus Brown, 1835


Pseudamussium peslutrae

Author: Shellauction - Percy

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Original Description: "Testa aequivalvi inauri cuneata, plicis senis obtusis." {fide Linnaeus, 1771)

Additional Description: Shell thin, inequilateral and somewhat translucent; right valve slightly more convex than left; both valves carry 5 to 10 primary ribs, and are sometimes flanked by secondary riblets. Auricles unequal. Color variable from cream, to reddish brown and to almost purple, with white markings or dots.
Size: Normal adult size range is 40 to 60 mm.
Raines, B.K. & Poppe, G.T., 2006. The Family Pectinidae. A Conchological Iconography.


Found along the eastern Atlantic Ocean from Norway to Morocco, including the western Mediterranean Sea.
Habitat: Littoral zone to deep water, on muddy or muddy sand bottoms.
Raines, B.K. & Poppe, G.T., 2006. The Family Pectinidae. A Conchological Iconography.
Author: Jan Delsing

Similar species

Pseudamussium clavatum (Poli, 1795)

Links and literature

EN Galli C.: WMSDB - Wolrdwide Mollusc Species Data Base July 10, 2013 [] [as Pseudamussium peslutrae (Linnaeus, 1771)]
Data retrieved on: 22 November 2013
CZ Pfleger V. (1999): České názvy živočichů III. Měkkýši (Mollusca), Národní muzeum, (zoologické odd.), Praha, 108 pp. [as Pseudamussium septemradiatum (O.F. Müller, 1776)]
Data retrieved on: 11 November 2013
IT Repetto G., Orlando F. & Arduino G. (2005): Conchiglie del Mediterraneo, Amici del Museo "Federico Eusebio", Alba, Italy [as Pseudamussium septemradiatum (O.F. Müller, 1776)]

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