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    • تبرپایان
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    • Muscheln
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    • Bivalvia
  • English
    • Bivalves
    • Bivalve Shell
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    • Almejas, ostiones y parientes
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    • Bivalves

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Florida Lucine Stewartia floridana

Observer

gcwarbler

Date

June 24, 2015

Description

I missed the focus slightly on the photo of the exterior. This small example is about 25mm across, shown adjacent to a standard-sized coquina.

ITIS.gov still shows Lucina floridana as the valid name, with Stewartia having only two member species.
http://www.itis.gov/servlet/SingleRpt/SingleRpt?search_topic=TSN&search_value=21389

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Common Jingle Anomia simplex

Observer

gcwarbler

Date

June 24, 2015

Description

Always a treat to see this fragile shell more or less intact. This example is about 20mm across.

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Lady-in-waiting venus Puberella intapurpurea

Observer

gcwarbler

Date

June 24, 2015

Description

Common on the beach. The first example is small, about 19mm wide. The second specimen, shown next to a standard-sized coquina, is about 28mm wide.

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Lightning pitar Pitar fulminatus

Observer

gcwarbler

Date

June 24, 2015

Description

A fairly small (~2 cm wide), worn example. Not common on the beach.

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Imperial venus Lirophora latilirata

Observer

gcwarbler

Date

June 24, 2015

Description

Only a single example was found on the beach. Width ~18mm.

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Madre perla Pinctada imbricata

Observer

cynthiabeck

Date

July 2, 2015 09:10 AM CDT

Description

Family Pteriidae
Atlantic Pearl Oyster
48mm

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Madre perla Pinctada imbricata

Observer

cynthiabeck

Date

July 2, 2015 09:17 AM CDT

Description

Family Pteriidae
Atlantic Pearl Oyster
40mm

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Madre perla Pinctada imbricata

Observer

cynthiabeck

Date

July 2, 2015 07:40 AM CDT

Description

Family Pteriidae
Atlantic Pearl Oyster
54mm

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What

Coquina Donax variabilis

Observer

gcwarbler

Date

June 24, 2015

Description

Typically very abundant on outer beach, with a dazzling array of color variations. Most examples were about 5/8 to 3/4" in length.

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Atlantic Kitten's Paw Plicatula gibbosa

Observer

gcwarbler

Date

June 24, 2015

Description

Size about 3/4" long.

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Atlantic Calico Scallop Argopecten gibbus

Observer

gcwarbler

Date

June 24, 2015

Description

Common on the beach.

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Nuttall's Cockle Clinocardium nuttallii

Observer

wendy5

Date

July 1, 2015

Description

I love the colors of the Clinocardium nuttallii (Nuttall’s Cockle). This 3" wide one was alive and sitting on the rocks at low tide.

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Description from Wikipedia

Bivalvia is a class of marine and freshwater molluscs with laterally compressed bodies enclosed by a shell in two hinged parts. Bivalves include clams, oysters, mussels, scallops, and numerous other families of shells. The majority are filter feeders and have no head or radula. The gills have evolved into ctenidia, specialised organs for feeding and breathing. Most bivalves bury themselves in sediment on the seabed, where they are safe from predation. Others lie on the sea...

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