First record of the abyssal bivalve Halicardia flexuosa (Bivalvia: Verticordiidae) in the Bay of Biscay

Andrés Arias 1 , Irene Fernández-Rodríguez 1 ,  and Nuria Anadón 1
  • 1 Department of Organisms and Systems Biology, University of Oviedo, Catedrático Rodrigo Uría s/n, Oviedo, Spain
Andrés Arias
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, Irene Fernández-Rodríguez
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and Nuria Anadón
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Abstract

The occurrence of the flexed verticord, Halicardia flexuosa (), is reported for the first time from the Bay of Biscay (North Iberian Peninsula). This rare bivalve was collected from deep waters (1200 m depth) of the Avilés Canyon Systems (Central Cantabrian Sea). We provide a detailed description and illustration of the species, as well as brief notes on its ecology at the new locality and its global biogeography.

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