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Neolepton novacambricum (C. Hedley, 1915)

kingdom Animalia - animals »  phylum Mollusca - mollusks »  class Bivalvia - bivalves »  order Venerida »  family Neoleptonidae »  genus Neolepton

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Neolepton novacambricum

Author: Hedley, C.

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Description

Shell small, thin, rounded, rather longer than high, glossy and smooth. Colour white. Faint concentric sculpture. Umbo tumid, prominent. In the left valve, a small posterior and a central arched cardinal with a long thickened anterior limb. In the right, a prominent bifid anterior, and a smaller, simple, posterior cardinal. Height, 2,0; length, 2,2; depth of single valve, 0,6 mm.
Hab.—80 fathoms, 22 miles east of Narrabeen, N.S.W. Numerous specimens.
This is related to Neolepton antipodnm Filhol, from New Zealand, which is much larger, more solid, and boldly concentrically sculptured.
Hedley, C., 1914. Studies on Australian Mollusca. Part XII.
Author: Jan Delsing

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