Ungulinidae

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Ungulinidae
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Diplodonta rotundata
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Mollusca
Class: Bivalvia
Subclass: Heterodonta
Order: Veneroida
Superfamily: Lucinoidea
Family: Ungulinidae
J. Fleming, 1828
Genera

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Ungulinidae is a family of marine bivalve molluscs.

Characteristics[edit]

The members of this family are found in muddy sand or gravel at or below low tide mark. They have characteristically rounded shells with forward-facing umbones (projections). The valves are flattened and deeply etched with concentric rings. Each valve bears two cardinal and two plate-like lateral teeth. These molluscs do not have siphons but the extremely long foot makes a channel which is then lined with slime and serves for the intake and expulsion of water.[1]

Genera and species[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Barrett, J. H. and C. M. Yonge, 1958. Collins Pocket Guide to the Sea Shore. P. 157. Collins, London