Doughboy scallops Mimachlamys asperrima, copyright Peter Southwood.

Belongs within: Pectinidae.

Mimachlamys is a genus of medium-sized to large scallops, with highly unequal auricles and both primary and secondary spinous radial macrosculpture, that live byssally attached to rocks or coral.

Mimachlamys Iredale 1929 P61
    |–*M. asperrima (Lamarck 1819) P61, MG-H11 [=Chlamys (*Mimachlamys) asperrima P61]
    |–M. celator (Finlay 1928) [=Chlamys (Mimachlamys) celator] P61
    |–M. dichroa (Suter 1909) [=Chlamys (Mimachlamys) dichroa] P61
    |–M. gemmulata (Reeve 1853) [=Chlamys (Mimachlamys) gemmulata] P61
    |    |–M. g. gemmulata P61
    |    |–M. g. consociata (Smith 1915) [=Chlamys (Mimachlamys) gemmulata consociata] P61
    |    `–M. g. radiata (Hutton 1873) P61 [=Pecten radiatus H08, Chlamys (Mimachlamys) gemmulata radiata P61]
    |–M. kiwaensis (Powell 1933) [=Chlamys (Mimachlamys) kiwaensis] P61
    |–M. nobilis PC11
    |–M. suprasilis (Finlay 1928) [=Chlamys (Mimachlamys) suprasilis] P61
    |    |–M. s. suprasilis P61
    |    `–M. s. crepusculi (Fleming 1948) [=Chlamys (Mimachlamys) suprasilis crepusculi] P61
    |–M. taiaroa (Powell 1952) [=Chlamys (Mimachlamys) taiaroa] P61
    |–M. zeelandona (Hertlein 1931) [=Chlamys (Mimachlamys) zeelandona] P61
    `–M. zelandiae (Gray 1843) [=Chlamys (Mimachlamys) zelandiae] P61

*Type species of generic name indicated


[H08] Hedley, C. 1908. Studies on Australian Mollusca. Part X. Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales 33: 456–489, pls 7–10.

[MG-H11] McEnnulty, F. R., K. L. Gowlett-Holmes, A. Williams, F. Althaus, J. Fromont, G. C. B. Poore, T. D. O’Hara, L. Marsh, P. Kott, S. Slack-Smith, P. Alderslade & M. V. Kitahara. 2011. The deepwater megabenthic invertebrates on the western continental margin of Australia (100–1100 m depths): composition, distribution and novelty. Records of the Western Australian Museum Supplement 80: 1–191.

[PC11] Plazzi, F., A. Ceregato, M. Taviani & M. Passamonti. 2011. A molecular phylogeny of bivalve mollusks: ancient radiations and divergences as revealed by mitochondrial genes. PLoS One 6 (11): e27147.

[P61] Powell, A. W. B. 1961. Shells of New Zealand: An illustrated handbook 4th ed. Whitcombe and Tombs Limited: Christchurch.

Leave a comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *