Southwest Florida Shells

José H. Leal

Ameritella texana

(Dall, 1900)

Family Tellinidae

Texas Tellin

Shell size to 17 mm; shell elongate-trigonal, posterior end pointed and turned to the right. Valves convex for a tellinid, thicker than most species in the family. Pallial sinus closely approaching the anterior adductor muscle scar. Adductor muscle scars well impressed. Color generally white, sometimes with yellowish tinges.