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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From there they travel to its complex stomach, where more cilia sort it out by size. This website uses cookies As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. When the time is right the females and the males of a colony of these clams will squirt their eggs and fertilizing sperm into the water to mix. There is a narrow, external ligament which connects the two valves. The edge of the shell is quite scalloped and ridged.

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Typically, a special tube called a siphon serves as a straw to suck water through the bivalve’s gills, and another siphon lets the water out after filtering has occurred. Sometimes they are used in magnet designs.

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Category: Broad-Ribbed Cardita

I got curious after finding them consistently on the beach. This is used to provide traffic data and reports carditq the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. I had to do a bit of research to find out what these seashells were.

A Sample of a Cardita Sea Shell. Its range is from Florida to Texas and Mexico, in sand or mud feet deep. 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.

Feeding Most bivalves filter food with their gills, then transport sshell to their mouths. Some articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. While still used to get oxygen, their gills are modified to also act as food strainers.

When I take a walk looking for curiosities and sea shells for crafts I will always find some Cardita sea shells. The survivors will head down to the sand to bury themselves where they will grow sea shells and become the Cardita whose sea shells are shown here.

Explore Mollusks at the Encyclopedia of Life. The Cardita clam is the same as all other clams. I had forgotten about that until now. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. In the sand the Cardita clams will continue with the struggle to cradita so they can pass along their genetic code to future generations.


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When they die the seashells will mix with all the other seashells and debris that is in the water. The lunule, the area in front of the umbo, is depressed, and shaped dhell a plump valentine.

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Broad-ribbed Cardita a Florida Beach Sea Shell

This is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. The ribs are narrow at the hinge end and shelp wider at the opposite end. Bivalves have a hard shell made of minerals, typically layers of calcite and aragonite. They perpetuate the species by spawning.

Defense Bivalves have a hard shell made of minerals, typically layers of calcite and shell. The background color of the shell is white, grayish, or slightly yellowish.

The foot is shaped for wedging into sand, explaining why bivalves have also been called pelecypods hatchet-feet. You may have some Cardita sea shells in there. Scientific nomenclature is subject carditx change, due to ongoing research.

Being an edible clam, the Cardita is sought out by many different predators. Teeth along the edges of each valve hsell to keep them from sliding apart if the bivalve is attacked by a predator.

The right valve of the clam has a large central tooth, and the left valve has a smaller central tooth.

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