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Found on the beaches of South Padre Island, Texas
06-30-2009, 11:26 AM,
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Found on the beaches of South Padre Island, Texas
Hi Pierre,
Rangia cuneata is found in that general area, but it is actually a brackish water shell not likely to be found on a true ocean beach.  It is only about 2 inches in length, is wider than it is tall, bluntly pointed at one end, and typically has a dark periostracum.  Also, since it is in the family Mactridae, its hinge structure is quite different from that of Veneridae.
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Found on the beaches of South Padre Island, Texas - by paul monfils - 06-30-2009, 11:26 AM

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