Nucinella giribeti Glover and Taylor 2013 (clam)

Bivalvia - Protobranchia - Manzanellidae

Full reference: E. A. Glover and J. D. Taylor. 2013. A new shallow water species of Nucinella from the Philippines (Bivalvia: Protobranchia: Nucinellidae), member of a tropical seagrass chemosynthetic community. The Natutilus 127(3):101-106

Belongs to Nucinella according to E. A. Glover and J. D. Taylor 2013

Sister taxa: Nucinella alleni, Nucinella calabra, Nucinella chipolana, Nucinella cincta, Nucinella dalli, Nucinella dobergensis, Nucinella dumasi, Nucinella glabra, Nucinella glabrata, Nucinella gunteri, Nucinella hedleyi, Nucinella laevigata, Nucinella liasina, Nucinella maxima, Nucinella microdus, Nucinella miliaris, Nucinella moarianus, Nucinella nakremi, Nucinella oregona, Nucinella ovalina, Nucinella ovalis, Nucinella pissarroi, Nucinella seguenzai, Nucinella serrei, Nucinella svalbardensis, Nucinella taylori, Nucinella viridula, Nucinella woodii, Nuculina pretiosa, Neopleurodon subdolus

Type specimen: MNHN 26701, a shell. Its type locality is Tagbilaran-Panglao channel, which is in a Holocene coastal sandstone in the Philippines.

Ecology: facultatively mobile infaunal suspension feeder

Distribution: found only at Tagbilaran-Panglao channel

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