In the summer of 1981 Mr. Billy Liltved, assistant of the mollusc department of the South African Museum (Cape Town), wrote to the author that he had obtained by diving off the coast of Zululand some specimens of a species of Chlamys that he could not identify. At that time the author received from Mrs. Clarice Connolly a lot of valves from various South African species of Pectinidae collected at Durban, Natal, South Africa. In that sample there was one left valve labelled Chlamys squamosa (Gmelin, 1791). This valve belongs to the same species as Mr. Liltved’s material. These specimens belong to a species that is as yet undescribed.