Mollusca shells of Cardita and Gastropoda were collected from some parts of Nellore coast, South east coast of India (Fig. 2). These shells were washed with a . ID, FAMILY:CARDITIDAE, SPECIES:Cardita muricata, SeaShells For Sale, Conchological Seashells Encyclopedia. Conchology, Inc. is the world’s. The Distorted CARDITA. Shell elongately oval, very gibbous, peculiarly distorted, yellowish; ribs twelve or more in number, a little scaly, lower ribs rather flat.

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The ribs are narrow at the hinge end and much wider at the opposite end. The right valve of the clam has a large central tooth, and the left valve has a cardta central tooth.

Cardita Shell

HubPages Tutorials and Community. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. One siphon draws water, with various organic bits, into the animal. There is a narrow, external ligament which connects the carditz valves. The shell has two halves valves connected by a flexible ligament carditz. Explore Information about Mollusks. This layered structure makes for a strong shell that protects the soft parts from predators and provides a site for muscle attachment.

You are here collection browser animals without backbones invertebrates clams, scallops, shfll and oysters cardita shell Cardita Shell. This is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. Sign in or sign up and post using a HubPages Network account. Most mollusks move their bodies slowly using a muscular structure called the foot to creep along, stick to, or burrow into surfaces, although some mollusks e.


Thanks for reading the article, your comment and for sharing. These sea shells may have been stained by something after the animal died or it have been absorbed from the sand where the animal was living. Cadita your imagination and see what you can come up with to use up your collection of the Broad Ribbed Cardita Florida Beach Shell. This is an ad network. Some of them made it onto the seashell wreaths that I made some years ago, one of which I cagdita in a hub.

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The most distinguishing feature of the Cardita is the deep grooves between the ribs. The seashell carries about 20 of these ribs. When they die the seashells carditaa mix with all the other seashells and debris that is in the water. She brought me back a whole shoebox of beautiful shells.

The edge of the shell is quite scalloped and ridged. Javascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the caedita. This is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Bivalves have a hard shell made of minerals, typically layers of calcite and aragonite.


The background color of the caddita is white, grayish, or slightly yellowish. The ribs start at the hinge end and radiate out from there.

Explore Bivalves at The Encyclopedia of Life. Thanks for your comment. This is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. I display my collection in a glass hurricane vase. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so. You must be registered to add items to your field book, set field book cover, or add comments or tags. The inside of the seashells are cardits a pearly white although I have found some with yellowish tinges and dark grays.

Use Cardita seashells of a similar size for one side and a different clam seashell for the other side. I still have a large amount of seashells that I picked up while beach combing in Florida many years ago. Feeding Most bivalves filter food with their gills, then transport it to their mouths.