The Cross-hatched Lucine
Clams are Cool! The elegant, inch-long Cross-hatched Lucine, Divalinga quadrisulcata (d'Orbigny, 1846), can be distinguished from other “little white clams” from our area by the distinctive, oblique etched lines on the shell surface. This well-preserved shell was found by Gail Carr on the Captiva side of Blind Pass during one of Pam Rambo's beach walks. It was probably deposited there as a result of the recent beach renourishment around the pass.
The Cross-hatched Lucine, Divalinga quadrisulcata (d’Orbigny, 1846).