The Elongated Macoma
Another species in the ongoing treatment in this column of the local Tellin bivalves (family Tellinidae), the Elongated Macoma, Macoploma tenta (Say, 1834), is probably the rarest of the local medium-size species. At a little less than an inch long, The Elongated Macoma is translucent-white or faintly yellowish, with weak growth marks and the typical “squarish” posterior shell end (on the left of the valves in the photo).
The Elongated Macoma, Macoploma tenta, from Captiva Island. Photo by José H. Leal.