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Southwest Florida Shells

José H. Leal

Laevicardium mortoni

(Conrad, 1831)

Family Cardiidae

Yellow Egg Cockle

Shell size to 25 mm; shell thin but strong, inflated, smooth, ovate. Surface smooth, but with microscopic pimples arranged in concentric lines. Color cream with delicate, zigzag purplish marks; shell interior usually yellow.

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