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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.
Author: Jan Delsing

Included taxa

Number of records: 48

species Ennucula aegeensis (Forbes, 1844)
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

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

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

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

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)

Ennucula strangei

species Ennucula strangeiformis (Dell, 1956)

Ennucula strangeiformis

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

Ennucula tenuis


Links and literature

EN Australian Faunal Directory [17ceb816-573d-4027-a516-5325eabb0287]

ABRS (2009-2015): Australian Faunal Directory [http://www.environment.gov.au/biodiversi...], Australian Biological Resources Study, Canberra [as Ennucula Iredale, 1931]
Data retrieved on: 22 July 2015

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