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Southwest Florida Shells with Emphasis on Sanibel & Captiva

By José H. Leal

Family Veneridae

Gouldia cerina

(C.B. Adams, 1845)

Waxy Gould Clam

Shell size to 8 mm; shell small, triangular, solid, umbo central. Sculpture of fine radial lines and concentric growth lines. Growth lines stronger on anterior region. Color white, sometimes with purple or brown streaks