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Southwest Florida Shells with Emphasis on Sanibel & Captiva

By José H. Leal

Family Tellinidae

Psammotreta brevifrons

(Say, 1834)

Short Macoma

Shell size to 20 mm; shell elongate oval, posterior end truncate (blunt). Sculpture of very fine growth lines, densely packed. Palial sinus deep and reaching close to anterior muscle scar. Color opaque white to slightly translucent, sometimes suffused with orangish-red centrally or near umbones.