Nuculanida

Nuculanida is an order of very small saltwater clams, marine bivalve molluscs in the subclass Protobranchia.

Nuculanida
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Mollusca
Class: Bivalvia
Subclass: Protobranchia
Order: Nuculanida
Carter, D. C. Campbell & M. R. Campbell, 2000
Families

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Synonyms

Nuculanoida

DescriptionEdit

These bivalves are distinguished by the presence of relatively primitive, "protobranchiate" gills. There are a row of short teeth along the hinge of the shell. The shells are often internally nacreous.[1]

FamiliesEdit

Families within the order Nuculanida include:

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Barnes, Robert D. (1982). Invertebrate Zoology. Philadelphia, PA: Holt-Saunders International. p. 430. ISBN 0-03-056747-5.