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Southwest Florida Shells with Emphasis on Sanibel & Captiva

By José H. Leal

Family Tellinidae

Serratina aequistriata

(Say, 1824)

Striate Tellin

Shell size to 20 mm; shell trigonal, external sculpture of crowded commarginal lines. Posterior slope with two radial ridges in right valve and one in left valve. Pallial sinus deep, dropping abruptly to join pallial line. Color translucent-white. Shells in images are small, about 7-8 mm in length, and were both collected by Susan J. Hewitt at Blind Pass, Captiva, in December 2014 and December 2017.