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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 inside of the seashells are generally a pearly white although I have found some with yellowish tinges and dark grays. Shells are made of a protein matrix holding together crystals of calcium carbonate.

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Thanks for your comment. There is a narrow, external ligament which connects the two valves.

Broad-Ribbed Cardita (Carditamera floridana Conrad, ): Once the “Bird Shell”

Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. Log In or Sign up. The ribs start at the hinge end and radiate out from there. This is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used shhell security reasons. This supports the Maven widget and search functionality. The above classification corresponds to that published by the Conchologists of America, Inc.

HubPages Tutorials and Community. Thanks for the education about the clam that lives inside of these The clam will filter out the good stuff and pass the water through to the other siphon.


I display my collection in a glass hurricane vase. This is used to prevent bots and spam. This is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. To keep from getting moved whell water currents, bivalves tend to attach themselves to hard surfaces or burrow into sediments.

Must be nice to be able to get on the beach whenever you want. This is used to detect comment spam.

I have a few sehll these in my collection, too. You can also use Cardita seashells with a different type of clam sea shell as playing pieces in a board game.

When they die the seashells will mix with all the other seashells and debris that is in the water. Some articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them.

This makes the rib stand out. You are here collection browser animals without backbones invertebrates clams, scallops, mussels and oysters cardita shell Cardita Shell. Yes, they are naturally beautiful.

Defense Bivalves have a hard shell made of minerals, typically layers of calcite and aragonite. Thanks for checking out the article and leaving a comment, Unknown Spy. Some of cadita made it onto the seashell wreaths that I made some years ago, one of which I featured in a hub. Most mollusks move their bodies slowly using a cardjta structure called the foot to creep along, stick to, or burrow into surfaces, although some mollusks e.

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Turn them upside-down to show the ones that have become kings and can fly across the board. Queen scallop Aequipecten opercularis feeding. The edge of the shell is quite scalloped and ridged.

She brought me back a whole shoebox of beautiful shells. An Example of a Complete Shell – Faked. The ribs are wide, beaded or scaly, and cxrdita purple or reddish-brown spots scattered over them in somewhat concentric bands. The shell has two halves valves connected by a flexible ligament hinge.

The cardita shell was in there.

Cardita Shell

No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. Courtesy of Malcolm Tattersall, via Flickr: Use the clear jars so the sea shells can be seen. The shell grows over time, using calcium taken up from seawater or ingested food.

I had to do a bit of research to find out what these seashells were. One siphon draws water, with various organic bits, into the animal. While still used to get oxygen, their gills are modified to also act as food strainers.

Most bivalves filter food with their gills, then transport it to their mouths.