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Southwest Florida Shells

José H. Leal

Pleuromeris tridentata

(Say, 1826)

Family Carditidae

Three-tooth Carditid

Shell size to 6 mm; shell small, inflated, triangular. Sculpture of 15 to 18 strongly-beaded radial ribs. Umbones pointing forward. Three hinge teeth, usually stained purplish-blue. Color grayish-brown to bright-pink, at times with brown mottlings.

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