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    • Bivalvia
  • English
    • Bivalves
    • Bivalve Shell
  • Spanish
    • Almejas, ostiones y parientes
  • Portuguese
    • Bivalves

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Recent observations

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What

Eastern Oyster Crassostrea virginica

Observer

hagan_rs

Date

March 5, 2015

Description

An oddly shaped shell often found in batches.

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Observer

invertzoo

Date

December 13, 2011

Description

A great number of pen shells (brown) washed up after a small storm on Sanibel.

Many other shells also washed up, (white and other colors) mostly bivalves.

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Observer

invertzoo

Date

December 9, 2011

Description

A few stiff pen shells washed up on the beach.

After storms many hundreds get washed up.

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What

Buttercup Lucine Anodontia alba

Observer

invertzoo

Date

December 9, 2011

Description

A group of marine bivalves from the beach drift on West Gulf Drive Beach, in Sanibel.

In the central part of the image, the single valves that are cupped, hemispherical and yellow on the inside are buttercup lucines.

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What

Almeja Venus Puberella intapurpurea

Observer

invertzoo

Date

December 22, 2014

Description

A right valve of Chionopsis intapurpurea, common name the "lady-in-waiting venus".

Viewed from above to show the lunule.

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Observer

invertzoo

Date

December 22, 2014

Description

A juvenile left valve of Mercenaria campechiensis, showing the lunule.

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What

Unio elongatulus Unio mancus

Observer

sindic

Date

March 10, 1984

Place

(Somewhere...)

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Turkey Wing Arca zebra

Observer

lichenlady

Date

March 5, 2015

Description

picked up on an Atlantic coast beach in NJ as a souvenir

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Eastern Oyster Crassostrea virginica

Observer

lichenlady

Date

March 5, 2015

Description

Collected on Cape May beach, NJ - Souvenir

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What

Blue Mussel Mytilus edulis

Observer

lichenlady

Date

March 5, 2015

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Atlantic surf clam Spisula solidissima

Observer

lichenlady

Date

March 5, 2015

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Atlantic Bay Scallop Argopecten irradians

Observer

lichenlady

Date

March 5, 2015

Description

Found on New Jersey Beach

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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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