A Field Guide to the Shells of Our Atlantic and Gulf Coasts
Houghton Mifflin, 1951 - Atlantic & Gulf coasts shells - 236 pages
An attempt to present, in non-technical language, descriptions of the marine shells that may be collected along the East coast, from Maine to Florida.
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The Jingle Shells
The Platform Mussels
The Surf Clams
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aperture aperture is large aperture is oval apex Astarte bands beaches beaks bivalve body whorl brownish byssus canal Cape Hatteras clam coast cockle color is pale color is white color is yellowish columella commonly concentric lines conch crenulate decorated elongate Family ﬁnd ﬁne ﬁve or six ﬁve whorls ﬂat ﬂattened gaping gastropod Genus Gmelin gray grayish grooves Gulf of Mexico hinge inch high inch in height inch in length inﬂated inner lip interior Lamarck limpet Linne little shell lives margin mollusk mottled mussel nearly North Carolina oblique operculum outer lip oyster Pecten pelecypod periostracum pinkish polished posterior end prominent purplish radiating ribs reddish revolving lines ridges rounded sand scallop seas shell is thin shore snail solid southern Florida Species and varieties specimens spines spiral spire surface bears surface is sculptured sutures teeth thick three inches umbilicus usually valves views volution wentletrap West Indies white in color yellowish white