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shell id help - o2koold - 11-11-2007

I am looking to id a shell we find while on a cruise to the caribean.  it is clam like, about 2 inches by 1 inch. It is a translucent milky white witha "sunburst" pattern of yellow alternating to orange/pink from it's hinge point.  Thank you for your help to ID this shell
Scott Rupp


shell id help - o2koold - 11-12-2007

That is it.  Thank you for your help.
Scott Rupp


shell id help - paul monfils - 11-12-2007

Sounds like a Sunrise Tellin, Tellina radiata. Compare it to these pictures:

<a href="http://www.sanibelflorida.com/seashells/sunrisetellin.htm" target="_blank"><!-- m --><a class="postlink" href="http://www.sanibelflorida.com/seashells/sunrisetellin.htm">http://www.sanibelflorida.com/seashells ... tellin.htm</a><!-- m --></a>

<a href="http://www.jaxshells.org/tel85.htm" target="_blank"><!-- m --><a class="postlink" href="http://www.jaxshells.org/tel85.htm">http://www.jaxshells.org/tel85.htm</a><!-- m --></a>

If that isn't it I'll try to think of something else that fits.  <span class="petit">--Last edited by Paul Monfils on 2007-11-13 06:22:55 --</span>


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