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Molluscan Research 32(1): 2026; published 30 Mar. 2012
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A new species of Pecten (Mollusca: Bivalvia: Pectinidae) from northern Western Australia 


1 Faculty of Science, Health and Education, University of the Sunshine Coast, Maroochydore DC, Queensland 4558, Australia; Email: (corresponding author) 

2 Current address: School of Ocean Sciences, Bangor University, Menai Bridge, Anglesey, LL59 5AB, UK 3  38 Gordon Street, Little Grove, Albany, WA 6330, Australia 


Pecten dijkstrai n. sp. is described from several localities in northern Western Australia. It represents a new, rare example of a tropical member of the genus Pecten. The new species most closely resembles P. excavatus Anton, 1838, previously reported from southern Japan to Indonesia, differing in its smaller size, greater length (antero-posterior dimension), more numerous, lower radial costae and slightly paler colouration. 

Key words: Pecten dijkstrai n. sp., taxonomy

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