Southwest Florida Shells

José H. Leal

Dallocardia muricata

(Linnaeus, 1758)

Family Cardiidae

Yellow Prickly Cockle

Shell size to 50 mm; similar to Trachycardium egmontianum but with more oval outline. Sculpture of 20-40 radial ribs bearing sharp scales. Scales less prominent on central ribs. Albino shells not uncommon.

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