Mollusca shells of Cardita and Gastropoda were collected from some parts of Nellore coast, South east coast of India (Fig. 2). These shells were washed with a . ID, FAMILY:CARDITIDAE, SPECIES:Cardita muricata, SeaShells For Sale, Conchological Seashells Encyclopedia. Conchology, Inc. is the world’s. The Distorted CARDITA. Shell elongately oval, very gibbous, peculiarly distorted, yellowish; ribs twelve or more in number, a little scaly, lower ribs rather flat.

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Category: Broad-Ribbed Cardita

Some articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. Javascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the googleapis. I suggest candle jars, or any covered jar with clear glass as acrdita to bowls and vases because it is easier to dust.

Being an edible clam, the Cardita is sought out by many different predators. This is used to prevent bots and spam. Please choose which areas of our service shepl consent to our doing so.

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I have a few of these in my collection, too. This image was obtained from the Smithsonian Institution.

This is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. When the time is right the females and the males of a colony of carditw clams will squirt their eggs shelll fertilizing sperm into the water to mix. From there they travel to its complex stomach, where more cilia sort it out by size.


The above classification corresponds to that published by the Conchologists of America, Inc. I have also used them to decorate the outside of candle jars or votive candle glasses.

Powerful muscles contract to close the valves into a tight fit. Most mollusks also have a hard shell or at least some hard plates over the mantle.

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Other product and company names shown may be trademarks ccardita their respective owners. For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at: The edge of the shell is quite scalloped and ridged. Perhaps there is a collection of shells in your closet, hidden in a box or plastic cadrita. Yes, they are naturally beautiful. They shell about half that length deep and the seashells are curved to allow room for the clam that lives inside.

The inside of the seashells are generally a pearly white although I have found some with yellowish tinges and dark grays. Predators can include octopi, humans, birds and predator sea snails such as the Conch. The Cardita sea shell is what is left after the Cardita clam has been taken out of its home.

You might look into an old candle jar. I got curious after finding them consistently on the beach. Explore Bivalves at The Encyclopedia of Life. They generally live in the sand under the water anywhere from about 3 feet deep to 25 feet deep. I display my collection in a glass hurricane vase. The clam will filter out the good stuff and pass the water through to the other siphon. Fresh specimens sport a gray periostracum.


Wall plaques and CD crafts can also be the canvas for seashell arts and crafts, and Cardita sea shells can add color and texture to both crafts. Comments are not for promoting your articles or other sites. The pattern of teeth, because it is often species-specific, is one feature used to identify bivalves. When I take a walk looking for curiosities and sea shells for crafts I will always find some Cardita sea shells. Most bivalves filter food with their gills, then transport it to their mouths.

Feinberg editorSimon and Schuster’s Guide to Shells. Thanks for stopping by and the comment. Use your imagination and see what you can come up with to use up your collection of the Broad Ribbed Cardita Florida Beach Shell.

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They feed and get fed upon until they reach the time to settle down. Teeth along the edges of each valve interlock to keep them carvita sliding apart if the bivalve is attacked by a predator. Games, Toys, and Hobbies.