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genus

Ennucula Iredale, 1931

kingdom Animalia - animals »  phylum Mollusca - mollusks »  class Bivalvia - bivalves »  order Nuculida »  family Nuculidae

Scientific synonyms

Leionucula Quenstedt, 1930
Lionucula Thiele, 1934
Nuculoma Cossmann, 1907
Nuculopsis Woodring, 1925

Description

Oval; shell surface smooth; inner ventral margin without crenulations.
Chondrophore very oblique, above which the teeth become much smaller; angle of opposition of the two rows of teeth is scarcely marked; ventral margin smooth or not strongly denticulate. Distinguished by the notably oblique chondrophore or ligament pit.

Distribution: Southern Australia.
Source: Coan, E. et al., 2000. Bivalve Seashells of Western North America. Marine bivalve mollusks from Arctic Alaska to Baja California and Cotton, B.C., 1961. South Australian Mollusca. Pelecypoda.
Ennucula is used here for the larger, usually glossy, ovate species with smooth margin.
Huber, 2010
Author: Jan Delsing

Included taxa

Number of records: 48

species Ennucula aegeensis (Forbes, 1844)

Ennucula aegeensis - 00000000011100

species Ennucula agujana (Dall, 1908)
species Ennucula astricta Iredale, 1931
species Ennucula bathybia (Prashad, 1932)
species Ennucula bengalensis (E. A. Smith, 1895)
species Ennucula cardara W.H. Dall, 1916

Ennucula cardara - 000000000101000

species Ennucula colombiana (Dall, 1908)
species Ennucula convexa (G. B. Sowerby I, 1833)
species Ennucula corbuloides (Seguenza G., 1877)
species Ennucula corticata (Møller, 1842)
species Ennucula cumingi (Hinds, 1843)
species Ennucula dalmasi (Dautzenberg, 1900)
species Ennucula dautzenbergi (Prashad, 1932)
species Ennucula definita Iredale, 1939
species Ennucula delphinodonta (Mighels & C. B. Adams, 1842)

Ennucula delphinodonta - 000000000111000

species Ennucula diaphana (Prashad, 1932)
species Ennucula dilecta (Smith, 1891)

Ennucula dilecta - 000000000101000

species Ennucula elongata (Rhind & Allen, 1992)
species Ennucula eltanini Dell, 1990
species Ennucula faba (Xu, 1999)
species Ennucula georgiana Dell, 1964
species Ennucula granulosa (Verrill, 1884)
species Ennucula grayi (d'Orbigny, 1846)
species Ennucula iridescens T. Habe & Sakurai, 1965
species Ennucula jaeckeli M. Huber, 2010
species Ennucula layardii (A. Adams, 1856)
species Ennucula linki W. H. Dall, 1916

Ennucula linki - 000000000111

species Ennucula mareana (Weisbord, 1964)
species Ennucula mirifica (Dall, 1907)
species Ennucula niponica (E. A. Smith, 1885)
species Ennucula obliqua (Lamarck, 1819)
species Ennucula oliva Kilburn, 1999
species Ennucula orekta Iredale, 1939
species Ennucula pachydonta (Prashad, 1932)
species Ennucula panamina (Dall, 1908)
species Ennucula perforata (Rhind & Allen, 1992)
species Ennucula pernambucensis (Smith, 1885)

Ennucula pernambucensis - 000000000011000

species Ennucula privigna Iredale, 1939
species Ennucula puelcha (d'Orbigny, 1842)
species Ennucula romboides (Scarlato, 1981)
species Ennucula sansibarensis (Thiele, 1931)
species Ennucula siberutensis (Thiele & Jaeckel, 1931)
species Ennucula similis (Rhind & Allen, 1992)
species Ennucula strangei (A. Adams, 1856)

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species Ennucula strangeiformis (Dell, 1956)

Ennucula strangeiformis - 000000000111

species Ennucula superba (Hedley, 1902)
species Ennucula taeniolata (Dall, 1908)
species Ennucula tenuis (Montagu, 1808)

Ennucula tenuis - 00000000011100


Links and literature

EN The Interim Register of Marine and Nonmarine Genera [1092157]

Rees, T. (compiler): The Interim Register of Marine and Nonmarine Genera [http://www.irmng.org] [as Ennucula Iredale, 1931]
Data retrieved on: 30 November 2019
EN The Interim Register of Marine and Nonmarine Genera [1350431]

Rees, T. (compiler): The Interim Register of Marine and Nonmarine Genera [http://www.irmng.org] [as Leionucula Quenstedt, 1930]
Data retrieved on: 8 December 2019
EN The Interim Register of Marine and Nonmarine Genera [1350892]

Rees, T. (compiler): The Interim Register of Marine and Nonmarine Genera [http://www.irmng.org] [as Nuculopsis Woodring, 1925]
Data retrieved on: 8 December 2019
EN Australian Faunal Directory [17ceb816-573d-4027-a516-5325eabb0287]

ABRS (2009-2019): Australian Faunal Directory [https://biodiversity.org.au/afd/home], Australian Biological Resources Study, Canberra [as Ennucula Iredale, 1931]
Data retrieved on: 22 July 2015

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