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Southwest Florida Shells

José H. Leal

Nuculana acuta

(Conrad, 1831)

Family Nuculanidae

Pointed Nut Clam

Shell size to 4 mm; shell small, almost two times wider than tall, with curled, sharp posterior extremity. Sculpture of about 15-20 concentric ribs, interspaces narrower than ribs. Taxodont hinge with about 12 anterior and equal number of posterior teeth. Color white or bluish-white.

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