Keywords
intraspecific; polymorphism; quantitative indicators; thickness; valves; weight;
Pages
pp. 103 -
113

The morphological variability of the bivalve mollusc Flexopecten glaber was studied based on the analysis of 306 specimens from the Kazach’ya Bay (Sevastopol, Crimea) of the Black Sea. The sampling of mollusks was carried out with the help of skuba equipment in June–September of 2017–2018. For F. glaber, the age and size characteristics are given and the main trends in their ratios with the shell growth are considered. For the first time, quantitative indicators of thickness of the shell valves, their weight and height of the radial ribs are presented and discussed. A wide intraspecific polymorphism of the shell is shown in a relatively narrow range of habitat conditions. The obtained data expand the understanding of the morphological variability of F. glaber in the Black Sea and provide new information on the functional morphology of the species.

Новые данные о морфологической изменчивости раковины Flexopecten glaber (Linnaeus, 1758) (Bivalvia, Pectinidae) в Чёрном море
Бондарев И.П.;