Nucula nucleus (Linnaeus, 1758)

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common nut clam

Animalia (Kingdom) > Mollusca (Phylum) > Bivalvia (Class) > Protobranchia (Subclass) > Nuculida (Order) > Nuculoidea (Superfamily) > Nuculidae (Family)

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Arca margaritacea Bruguière, 1789
Arca nucleus Linnaeus, 1758
Glycimeris argentea da Costa, 1778
Glycymeris argentea da Costa, 1777
Nucula (Nucula) nucleus (Linnaeus, 1758)
Nucula nitida var. ventrosa Jeffreys, 1879
Nucula nucleata Locard, 1886
Nucula pulchra sensu Krauss, 1848
Nucula tumidula sensu Thiele, 1931
Polyodonta nucleus (Linnaeus, 1758)
Tellina adriatica Gmelin, 1791
Tellina iberica Gmelin, 1791

International References

basis of record Gofas, S.; Le Renard, J.; Bouchet, P. (2001). Mollusca. in: Costello, M.J. et al. (eds), European Register of Marine Species: a check-list of the marine species in Europe and a bibliography of guides to their identification. Patrimoines Naturels. 50: 180-213. [details]

additional source Ardovini, R.; Cossignani, T. (2004). West African seashells (including Azores, Madeira and Canary Is.) = Conchiglie dell’Africa Occidentale (incluse Azzorre, Madeira e Canarie). English-Italian edition. L’Informatore Piceno: Ancona, Italy. ISBN 88-86070-11-X. 319 pp. [details]

additional source Huber, M. (2010). Compendium of bivalves. A full-color guide to 3,300 of the world’s marine bivalves. A status on Bivalvia after 250 years of research. Hackenheim: ConchBooks. 901 pp., 1 CD-ROM. [details]

additional source Zamouri-Langar, N.; Chouba, L.; Ajjabi Chebil, L.; Mrabet, R.; El Abed, A. (2011). Les coquillages bivalves des côtes tunisiennes. Institut National des Sciences et Technologies de la Mer: Salammbô. ISBN 978-9938-9512-0-2. 128 pp. [details]

identification resource Cosel R. von & Gofas S. (2019). Marine bivalves of tropical West Africa: from Rio de Oro to southern Angola. Faune et Flore Tropicales. 48: 1-1104. [details]

additional source Kilburn, R.N. & Rippey, E. (1982) Sea Shells of Southern Africa. Macmillan South Africa, Johannesburg, xi + 249 pp. [details]

additional source Herbert, D.G., Jones, G.J. & Atkinson, L.J. (2018). Phylum Mollusca. In: Atkinson, L.J. and Sink, K.J. (eds) Field Guide to the Offshore Marine Invertebrates of South Africa. Malachite Marketing and Media: Pretoria. Pp. 249–320. , available online at [details]

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