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Southwest Florida Shells with Emphasis on Sanibel & Captiva

By José H. Leal

Family Veneridae

Megapitaria maculata

(Linnaeus, 1758)

Calico Clam

Shell size to 70 mm; shell ovate, much less elongate than Macrocallista nimbosa. Surface highly glossy. Sculpture of very fine growth lines under glossy layer. Umbones small. Lunule small. Color tan with irregular brown marks, sometimes arranged in radial bands. Internally white. Formerly known as Macrocallista maculata.