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

The shell is sturdy, bluntly oval, and has about 20 robust radiating ribs. ComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. The inside of this type of clam shell is porcelain-white. About Bivalves Class Bivalvia: National Museum of Natural History. You are here collection browser animals without backbones invertebrates clams, scallops, mussels and oysters cardita shell Cardita Shell.

They generally live in the sand under the water anywhere from about 3 feet deep to 25 feet deep. The above classification corresponds to that published by the Conchologists of America, Inc.

When shsll die the seashells will mix with all the other seashells and debris that is in the water. They can also be found in bags, shoe boxes, pails and assorted other collection devices. It attaches itself to the substratum by means of its byssus threadlike filaments. While still used to get oxygen, their gills are modified to also act as dardita strainers.

Category: Broad-Ribbed Cardita

About Mollusks Phylum Mollusca: The ribs start at the hinge shdll and radiate out from there. Elevator Rudists Ancient Bivalves. When the time is right the females and the males of a colony of these clams will squirt their eggs and fertilizing sperm into the water to mix. Digital formatting is by Jonathan Mitchell.


If you have a large collection, consider displaying them in cleaned out candle jars. The shell grows over time, using calcium taken up from seawater or ingested food. When I take a walk looking for curiosities and sea shells for crafts I will always find some Cardita sea shells.

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.

No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. Cardita seashells are similar to Ark seashells which with they are sometimes confused.

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They will open up their home and put out siphons tubes. The right valve of the clam has a large central tooth, and the left valve has a smaller central tooth. Checkers comes to mind. They are about half that length cadita and the seashells are curved to allow room for the clam that lives inside. Thanks for checking out the article and leaving a comment, Unknown Spy.

Under those layers is a calcium-containing third layer that in some species is shiny mother-of-pearl. Thanks for the education about the clam that lives inside of these Bruno Sabelli author and Harold S.

Some articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. I use them in crafts also mostly in designs featuring a variety of beachcombed seashells and sand.

I have a few of these in my collection, too. Explore Bivalves at The Encyclopedia of Life. You can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account.

HubPages Tutorials and Community. You must be registered to add items to your field book, set field book cover, or add comments or tags. This is an ad network. This is feature allows you to search the site. Almost all the color is also carried on the ribs. Caddita is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. I have also used them to decorate the outside of sjell jars or votive candle glasses. People that go to the beach seem to like to pick up seashells, especially kids like to play and keep them.

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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. This shell is sometimes known as the Florida Cardita or the Bird Shell. This website uses cookies As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. I had forgotten about that until now.

Bivalves have a hard shell made of minerals, typically layers of calcite and aragonite. The lunule, the area in front of the umbo, is depressed, and shaped like a plump valentine.

Some articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. Courtesy of Malcolm Tattersall, via Flickr: I didn’t know that it was a cardita shell until now, too.

Google provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. Tiny grooves in the gills are covered with hair-like cilia that trap particles passing by, such as microscopic plants phytoplankton.

I had to do a bit of research to find out what these seashells were.