Southwest Florida Shells

José H. Leal

Kalolophus speciosus

(A. Adams, 1854)

Family Crassatellidae

Beautiful Crassatella

Shell size to 50 mm; shell heavy, wedge-like, thick, 2/3 as wide as high. Sculpture of 50-60 closely arranged concentric ribs. Posterior ridge present. Hinge large, cardinal teeth forming angle, well-developed. Color orange with bands of lighter color. Periostracum brown.

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