Abstract

Fimbria fimbriata Linnaeus 1758 is an infaunal inhabitant of coral sands in the Indo-Pacific. The structure and mineralogy of the shell (Taylor, Kennedy and Hall, 1973) confirms its taxonomic position as a member of the Lucinacea. Nicol (1950) erected (giving no reasons) a new family, taking its name (the Fimbriidae) from the genus. This study supports the view of Alien and Turner (1970) and Boss (1970) that Fimbria is closely related to the Lucinidae Fleming 1828 though a study of fossil fimbriids will have to be undertaken before the extreme view of Alien and Turner (1970) that Fimbria is a lucinid, can be validated. The Lucinidae and F. fimbriata possess the following features in common: (1) An enlarged anterior half of the shell with an antero-dorsal inhalant stream. (2) A single (inner) demibranch with type G ciliation (Atkins, 1937b). (3) Reduced labial palps. (4) "Mantle palps". (5) A stomach closely similar in structure. (6) A unique method of withdrawing the posterior exhalant siphon.  

 
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Short Form
Morton, 1979, Rec. Aust. Mus. 32(11): 389–420
Author
Brian Morton
Year
1979
Title
The biology and functional morphology of the coral-sand bivalve Fimbria fimbriata (Linnaeus 1758)
Serial Title
Records of the Australian Museum
Volume
32
Issue
11
Start Page
389
End Page
420
DOI
10.3853/j.0067-1975.32.1979.468
Language
English
Plates
including Malacological Workshop map
Date Published
31 December 1979
Cover Date
31 December 1979
ISSN
0067-1975
CODEN
RAUMAJ
Publisher
The Australian Museum
Place Published
Sydney, Australia
Subjects
MOLLUSCA: BIVALVIA; TAXONOMY; ECOLOGY, MARINE
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05 January 2009
Available Online
03 March 2009
Reference Number
468
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