|Small species of Nuculidae (Bivalvia) from the tropical Western Atlantic|
Moore, D.R. (1977). Small species of Nuculidae (Bivalvia) from the tropical Western Atlantic. The Nautilus 91(4): 119-128
In: The Nautilus. Bailey Matthews Shell Museum: Silver Spring. ISSN 0028-1344, more
Morphology (organisms); New genera; New species; Condylonucula D. R. Moore, 1977 [WoRMS]; Condylonucula cynthiae D. R. Moore, 1977 [WoRMS]; Condylonucula maya D. R. Moore, 1977 [WoRMS]; Nucula calcicola D. R. Moore, 1977 [WoRMS]; ASW, Caribbean [Marine Regions]; Marine
Three small species of Nuculidae, two of which are the smallest known bivalves, are described from tropical western Atlantic sediments. Nucula calcicola n. sp. is a small, less than 2.0 mm, clam found in calcareous sediments over much of the Caribbean region. The other two species are placed in a new genus. Condylonucula, with C. cynthiae n. sp. as the tvpe. C. cynthiae, mature at around 600µ, is found in the western Caribbean on atolls off the coast of Nicaragua. C. maya n. .sp., mature at around 500µ has been found at Cozumel and Arrowsmith Bank at the northwestern extremity of the Caribbean. Recent and Upper Cenozoic Nuculidae of the area are listed, and some are discussed.