Back to Shell Guide

Southwest Florida Shells with Emphasis on Sanibel & Captiva

By José H. Leal

Family Veneridae

Pitar fulminatus

(Menke, 1828)

Lightning Pitar

Shell size to 20 mm; shell inflated, ovate. Sculpture of crowded growth lines. Umbones prominent, large. Lunule large. Color white or chalk-white with light-brown spots of tent-like markings.