New record of the geoduck clam Panopea globosa (Dall, 1898) (Bivalvia: Hiatellidae) in the Sinaloa State, Mexico
Panopea globosa (Dall, 1898), a bivalve of the family Hiatellidae, is recorded for the first time in the lagoon system Altata, Navolato Municipality, Sinaloa, Mexico. During five months of sampling, 100 specimens were captured by autonomous diving at one site of the lagoon system. All the bivalves were associated with sand-lime-clay substrates at depth between 3.2 to 4 m. The sampling site was located between 24°20'-24°35'N, and 107°20'-107°55'W. The last record for this species in the Sinaloa state is located in the Topolobampo Bay, approximately 205 km north of Altata lagoon system. This report contributes to complement the information on the bathymetric and geographic distribution for P. globosa on the Pacific coast of Mexico, and presents morphological traits of the species at the collection site.