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Southwest Florida Shells with Emphasis on Sanibel & Captiva

By José H. Leal

Family Veneridae

Chioneryx grus

(Holmes, 1858)

Gray Pigmy Venus

Shell size to 10 mm; shell elongate. Sculpture of radial ribs crossed by weaker concentric lines. Lunule elongate, heart-shaped, brown. Color whitish, grayish, or light tan. Internally white, with posterior purple-brown area. Hinge purple.