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Southwest Florida Shells with Emphasis on Sanibel & Captiva

By José H. Leal

Family Tellinidae

Scissula similis

(J. Sowerby, 1806)

Candystick Tellin

Shell size to 28 mm; shell elongate-oval, moderately compressed. Sculpture of concentric growth lines crossed by fine, slanted-radial threads. Posterior region of right valve with stronger concentric threads. Color whitish or yellowish-white with several rays of strong pink color.