- José H. Leal
The Colorful Transennella
The Colorful Transennella, Transennella conradina (Dall, 1884), is a small local member of the megadiverse bivalve family Veneridae, the Venus Clams. This is a small-sized clam, reaching only about 13 mm (about 0.5 inch) at most. Its shape is vaguely triangular, with a smooth shell surface (except for microscopic growth lines). The shell color is white, sometimes with sparse zigzag brown lines. The shell in the images was collected on Sanibel.
The Colorful Transennella, Transennella conradina, from Sanibel. Photo by José H. Leal.