Higher Classification: > Kingdom Animalia > Phylum Mollusca > Class Bivalvia > Subclass Protobranchia > Order Nuculida > Superfamily Nuculoidea > Family Nuculidae > Genus Ennucula

Ennucula tenuis (Montagu, 1808)

Rank: Species
Taxon Status: accepted

Relationships towards this taxon

Genus group names

EnnuculaIredale, 1931accepted genus name
Nuculoma Cossmann, 1907 synonym

Species group names

Arca tenuis Montagu, 1808 basionym
Nucula subovata Verrill & Bush, 1898 later homonym; nom. inval.
Arca tenuis Montagu, 1808 synonym
Ennucula bellotii (A. Adams, 1856) synonym
Leionucula bellotii (A. Adams, 1856) synonym
Nucula bellotii A. Adams, 1856 synonym
Nucula subovata Verrill & Bush, 1898 synonym; nom. inval.
Nucula tenuis (Montagu, 1808) synonym
Nucula tenuis var. lucida Whiteaves, 1887 synonym
Nuculoma tenuis (Montagu, 1808) synonym


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

Turgeon, D. D., W. G. Lyons, P. Mikkelsen, G. Rosenberg, and F. Moretzsohn. 2009. Bivalvia (Mollusca) of the Gulf of Mexico, Pp. 711–744 in Felder, D.L. and D.K. Camp (eds.), Gulf of Mexico–Origins, Waters, and Biota. Biodiversity. Texas A&M Press, Colleg

additional source

Abbott R. T. (1974) American seashells. The marine mollusca of the Atlantic and Pacific coast of North America. ed. 2. Van Nostrand, New York. 663 pp., 24 pls. [October 1974]

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

Kamenev G.M. (2013) Species composition and distribution of bivalves in bathyal and abyssal depths of the Sea of Japan. Deep-Sea Research II 86-87: 124-139. [Published online 2 August 2012]


Coan E.V. & Valentich-Scott P. (2012) Bivalve seashells of tropical West America. Marine bivalve mollusks from Baja California to northern Peru. 2 vols, 1258 pp. Santa Barbara: Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History.





External Links

GenBank (7 nucleotides; 7 proteins)
Biodiversity Heritage Library (1 publication)
Barcode of Life (31 barcodes)


Gofas, S. (2014). Ennucula tenuis (Montagu, 1808). 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:140584




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