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Southwest Florida Shells with Emphasis on Sanibel & Captiva

José H. Leal

Family Tellinidae


Ameritella probrina

(Boss, 1964)

Slandered Tellin

Shell size to 10 mm; shell thin, elongate, translucent. Sculpture of very fine growth lines. Internally with characteristic oblique lines and two radial thickenings at posterior end. Color translucent-white, sometimes suffused with pink or orangish-red, juveniles almost transparent. A few shells in the Shell Museum collection such as the one in the photos are juveniles. Thanks to Markus Huber for the identification of this unusual species.

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