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Re: Lampshell? Terebratalia transversa (nt)


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Posted by Chris on June 05, 2006 at 18:53:24:

In Reply to: Lampshell? Terebratalia transversa (nt) posted by BCH DIVR on June 05, 2006 at 17:59:39:

The top was attached to the bottom side of the rock, tho bottom moved as it animal closed. The shell is so overgrown it can not really be seen. The mantle is one I have never seen before, but it is definitely not a Rock Scallop (Hinnites giganteus).
Lampshell was one of my guesses, but I have not yet found a good match with anything. However I have not ruled it out. The curvature of the shell and shape of the bumps on and color of the mantle might also be a hint.
Unfortunately most bivalve pictures are just of the dead shells, no the living animals.



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