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Southwest Florida Shells

José H. Leal

Raeta plicatella

(Lamarck, 1818)

Family Mactridae

Channeled Duck Clam

Shell size to 70 mm; shell light, thin but strong. Sculpture of 15-20 strong, rounded, well-spaced concentric ribs and very fine radial lines. Umbones pointing backward. Hemispherical cavities (chondrophores) on both valves house ligament. Color translucent white.

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