Southwest Florida Shells

José H. Leal

Phacoides pectinatus

(Gmelin, 1791)

Family Lucinidae

Thick Lucine

Shell size to 60 mm; shell circular, compressed, with squarish, truncated posterior end. Sculpture smooth, except for coarse, irregular ridges. Hinge with small teeth, expanded posterior hinge platform. Lateral teeth strong. Lunule well-defined, raised. Periostracum thin, brownish. Color white or white suffused with peach-orange.

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