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Southwest Florida Shells with Emphasis on Sanibel & Captiva

José H. Leal

Family Lucinidae


Divalinga quadrisulcata

(d'Orbigny, 1845)

Cross-hatched Lucine

Shell size to 25 mm; small lucinid characterized by a sculpture of singular cross-hatched (criss-crossed), lines. Shell circular, moderately inflated, glossy white. R. Tucker Abbott indicated, in the 1974 edtion of "American Seashells," that this species "is used extensively in the shellcraft business." The shell in this photo was found by Gail Carr (from Silver Spring, MD) on the Captiva side of Blind Pass on January 23, 2014. That area just underwest extensive beach renourishment in the latter part of 2013.

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