Nitidotellina hachiensis n. sp. (Bivalvia: Tellinidae) from the Seto Inland Sea, between Honshū and Shikoku, western Japan

Hiroshi Fukuda, Hiroshi Ishikawa, Soma Ito, Takuma Haga

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Abstract

A new species of tellinid, Nitidotellina hachiensis, is described from Japan. The shell of this species is characterised by a pair of strong keels that run from the beaks to the posterior end and forms a prominent posterior notch. The recent individuals are found only in the Seto Inland Sea (Okayama, Hiroshima, Yamaguchi and Ehime prefectures), while the one fossil record so far known is from the Chibanian (middle Pleistocene) Toyohashi Formation in Aichi Prefecture, central Honshū. Living individuals are uncommon and mainly found living in sandy mud bottoms from the low tide line down to the subtidal zone in the inner parts of large bays. It can be regarded as endangered due to the recent habitat loss and water pollution of inner bay environments.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)115-127
Number of pages13
JournalMolluscan Research
Volume42
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2022

Keywords

  • Bivalves
  • Chibanian
  • conservation
  • description
  • endangered species
  • Hachi-no-higata
  • inner bay
  • new species
  • taxonomy
  • tidal flats

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics
  • Animal Science and Zoology
  • Genetics

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