Southwest Florida Shells

José H. Leal

Ctena orbiculata

(Montagu, 1808)

Family Lucinidae

Dwarf Tiger Lucine

Shell size to 20 mm; shell resembles small, more inflated Codakia orbicularis. Sculpture of coarser radiating lines crossed by concentric threads. Lunule elongate, large. Color pure white, light orange, or yellow. Never pink internally.

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