Southwest Florida Shells

José H. Leal

Nucula proxima

Say, 1822

Family Nuculidae

Atlantic Nut Clam

Shell size to 5 mm; shell small, triangular-ovate, with very smooth surface except for fine striations on outer ventral margin. Striations also present on inner ventral surface. Taxodont hinge with narrow chondrophore and about 10-12 anterior and 15-18 posterior teeth. Color light-green to gray, with inner surface bluish, nacreous.

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