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Southwest Florida Shells with Emphasis on Sanibel & Captiva

By José H. Leal

Family Tellinidae

Macoploma tenta

(Say, 1838)

Elongated Macoma

Shell size to 20 mm; shell small, thin, elongate, with narrow posterior end bent to right. Sculpture smooth except for numerous growth lines. Umbones small, sharp. Ligament small. Color white or yellowish. The shell in this picture was collected by Ken and Alice Piech, Roosevelt Channel, Captiva Island.