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Southwest Florida Shells with Emphasis on Sanibel & Captiva

By José H. Leal

Family Veneridae

Dosinia concentrica

(Born, 1778)

Elegant Dosinia

Shell size to 70 mm; shell circular, compressed. Surface smooth. Sculpture of about 8-10 concentric ridges per centimeter. Ligament internal, strong. Umbones well-developed in adult specimens. Lunule heart-shaped. Periostracum thin, brown. Color white. Known for many years by a junior synonym, Dosinia elegans (Conrad, 1843).