Higher Classification: > Kingdom Animalia > Phylum Mollusca > Class Bivalvia > Subclass Protobranchia > Order Nuculanoida > Superfamily Nuculanoidea > Family Nuculanidae > Subfamily Nuculaninae > Genus Nuculana

Nuculana minuta (O. F. Müller, 1776)

Rank: Species
Taxon Status: accepted

Relationships towards this taxon

Genus group names

NuculanaLink, 1807accepted genus name
Leda Schumacher, 1817 synonym
Nuculana (Nuculana) Link, 1807 synonym

Species group names

Arca minuta O. F. Müller, 1776 basionym
Arca minuta O. F. Müller, 1776 synonym
Jupiteria minuta (O. F. Müller, 1776) synonym
Leda caudata Lovén, 1846 synonym
Leda minuta (O. F. Müller, 1776) synonym
Leda minuta var. brevirostris Jeffreys, 1864 synonym

Vernaculars (+) (-)

 Danish: lille svanehalsmusling sources: PESI (A Pan-European Species directories Infrastructure) focal points
 Dutch: geribde snavelneut sources: Hayward, P.; Nelson-Smith, A.; Shields, C. (1999). Gids van kust en strand: flora en fauna [Coast and beach guide: flora and fauna]. Tirion: Baarn, Netherlands. ISBN 90-5210-327-5. 352, ill. pp.
 English: minute nutclam


basis of record

Gofas, S.; Le Renard, J.; Bouchet, P. (2001). Mollusca, in: Costello, M.J. et al. (Ed.) (2001). European register of marine species: a check-list of the marine species in Europe and a bibliography of guides to their identification. Collection Patrimoines Naturels, 50: pp. 180-213

additional source

Muller, Y. (2004). Faune et flore du littoral du Nord, du Pas-de-Calais et de la Belgique: inventaire. [Coastal fauna and flora of the Nord, Pas-de-Calais and Belgium: inventory]. Commission Régionale de Biologie Région Nord Pas-de-Calais: France. 307 pp.

additional source

Dyntaxa (2013) Swedish Taxonomic Database. Accessed at www.dyntaxa.se [15-01-2013].

additional source

Brunel, P., Bosse, L. & Lamarche, G. (1998). Catalogue of the marine invertebrates of the estuary and Gulf of St. Lawrence. Canadian Special Publication of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences, 126. 405 p.

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.

additional source

Howson, C.M.; Picton, B.E. (Ed.) (1997). The species directory of the marine fauna and flora of the British Isles and surrounding seas. Ulster Museum Publication, 276. The Ulster Museum: Belfast, UK. ISBN 0-948150-06-8. vi, 508 (+ cd-rom) pp.





External Links

Barcode of Life (1 barcode)
Biodiversity Heritage Library (28 publications)
USNM Invertebrate Zoology Mollusca Collection
GenBank (18 nucleotides; 13 proteins)


Rosenberg, G.; Huber, M.; Gofas, S. (2014). Nuculana minuta (O. F. Müller, 1776). In: Costello, M.J.; Bouchet, P.; Boxshall, G.; Arvantidis, C.; Appeltans, W. (2014) European Register of Marine Species, accessed through PESI at http://www.eu-nomen.eu/portal/taxon.php?GUID=urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:140577




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