|General Information||Taxonomy and identification||General biology||Habitat preferences and distribution||Reproduction and longevity||Sensitivity||Importance|
Image Dr Sebastian Holmes - Nucula nitidosa Image width ca 1.5 cm.
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Nucula nitidosa is not listed under any importance categories.
|Researched by:||Marisa Sabatini and Susie Ballerstedt||Refereed by:||This information is not refereed.|
|Phylum||Mollusca||Snails, slugs, mussels, cockles, clams & squid|
|Class||Bivalvia||Clams, cockles, mussels, oysters, and scallops|
|Recorded distribution in Britain and Ireland||Occurs on all British coasts where the substratum is suitable.|
|Habitat information||Found offshore on bottoms of fine sand, sandy mud and silt.|
|Description||The shell is subtriangular or oval, smooth, equivalve, inequilateral and 10-13 mm in length. The periostracum is a glossy olive or yellow-olive, whilst the shell is white/grey with bluish growth lines. The valves have bold concentric bands of grey/greenish yellow and fine radiating ribs. The anterior and posterior hinge lines are at right angles to each other. The margin of the shell is finely crenulate.|
This review can be cited as follows:
Marisa Sabatini and Susie Ballerstedt 2008. Nucula nitidosa. A bivalve mollusc. Marine Life Information Network: Biology and Sensitivity Key Information Sub-programme [on-line]. Plymouth: Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom. [cited 19/05/2013]. Available from: <http://www.marlin.ac.uk/speciesfullreview.php?speciesID=3918>