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Leptochondria curtocardinalis Hall and Whitfield 1877 (clam)

Bivalvia - Hunanopectinidae

Alternative combination: Aviculopecten curtocardinalis

Synonyms: Leptochondria thaynesiana Girty 1927, Monotis bregeri Girty 1927, Monotis landerensis Branson 1930, Monotis thaynesiana Girty 1927

Belongs to Leptochondria according to M. Hautmann et al. 2013

Sister taxa: Leptochondria albertii, Leptochondria asiatica, Leptochondria fenghaiensis, Leptochondria hataii, Leptochondria illyrica, Leptochondria intermedia, Leptochondria jiaheensis, Leptochondria lichuanensis, Leptochondria minima, Leptochondria nuetzeli, Leptochondria occidanea, Leptochondria prosoclinus, Leptochondria pyriformis, Leptochondria viezzenensis, Leptochondria virgalensis, Leptochondria xijinwulanensis, Leptochondria zhenjiangensis

Ecology: stationary epifaunal suspension feeder

Average measurements (in mm): shell length 17.0, valve length 8.78