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Southwest Florida Shells with Emphasis on Sanibel & Captiva

By José H. Leal

Family Tellinidae

Tellinella listeri

(Röding, 1798)

Speckled Tellin

Shell size to 60 mm; shell elongate, compressed, strong. Shell twists to right on posterior end. Sculpture of regularly spaced concentric cordlets. Two strong ridges present parallel and close to postero-dorsal margin. Ligament elongate, sunken, dark-brown. Color white with brown tent-like or zigzag markings arranged in rays. In sand.