A Field Guide to Shells: Atlantic and Gulf Coasts and the West Indies
All the information needed to collect and study shells is included in this comprehensive book, which provides the geographical range and habitat for and a detailed description of each of 800 species. Color plates show 780 species, including live animals, and 115 drawings show both animals and their shells.
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Aperture Aperture large apex ATLANTIC bands beaks Bermuda bivalve body whorl BraziL Habitat brownish C. B. Adams canal Carolina to Brazil Carolina to Florida CHITON CLAM Color grayish Color pale Color white Color yellowish white columella concentric lines Conrad crenulate Cymatium Description elongate Family Florida Keys Florida to Brazil Formerly listed gastropods Genus Gmelin gray grooves Gulf of Mexico Height hinge inflated inner lip Intertidal Lamarck Length LIMPET Linnaeus lip thin LUCINE Macoma margin Moderately deep water Moderately shallow water mollusks mottled MUSSEL narrow nearly notched NUT CLAM Operculum Operculum horny Orbigny outer lip OYSTER periostracum pinkish polished posterior end purplish radiating ribs Range Remarks revolving lines ridges rounded sand SCALLOP Sculpture Shell thin slightly snails solid South Florida Southeast Florida Sowerby species specimens spiral spire subspecies Surface bears Surface smooth sutures teeth TELLIN Tellina Texas umbilicus valve varices vertical ribs volution WENTLETRAP West Indies whitish yellow