Biodiversity & Conservation

MarLIN Glossary

A | B | C | D | E | F | G | H | I | J | K | L | M | N | O | P | Q | R | S | T | U | V | W | X | Y | Z |

Tellin
The common name for the Family Tellinidae of bivalve molluscs. The tellins (Tellinidae) are bivalves with thin, flattened, oval to subtriangular shells (Hayward et al., 1996). Their shells are often very colourful and they are good burrowers (Tebble, 1976).

A | B | C | D | E | F | G | H | I | J | K | L | M | N | O | P | Q | R | S | T | U | V | W | X | Y | Z |

Glossary references