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Southwest Florida Shells with Emphasis on Sanibel & Captiva

By José H. Leal

Family Glycymerididae

Glycymeris spectralis

Nicol, 1952

Spectral Bittersweet

Shell size to 30 mm; shell elliptical, compressed. Sculpture of 30-40 flat, low ribs. Hinge teeth about 10 on each side. Color ochre- to greenish-brown. Differs from Glycymeris pectinata by more elliptical shell, larger number of ribs, and uniformly brownish color.