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Southwest Florida Shells

José H. Leal

Donax variabilis

Say, 1822

Family Donacidae

Variable Coquina

Shell size to 20 mm; shell wedge-shaped or trigonal. Sculpture of delicate concentric growth lines, and radial striations that become stronger toward posterior end of shell. Ligament external. Margins crenulated. Color white, yellow, bluish, purple, mauve, pink with rays of darker tones. Intertidal on sandy beaches.

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