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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This makes the rib stand out.

If you have a large collection, consider displaying them in cleaned out candle jars. Perhaps shel is a collection of shells in your closet, hidden in a box or plastic container. The shell grows over time, using calcium taken up from seawater or ingested food. What Can I do With Them? From there they travel to its complex stomach, where more cilia sort it out by sgell.

Javascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the googleapis. A great work, Angelo. Almost all the color is also carried on the ribs. They generally live in the sand under the water anywhere from about 3 feet deep to 25 feet deep.

The clam will filter out the good stuff and pass the water through hsell the other siphon. Explore Information about Mollusks. I got curious after finding them consistently on the beach. It attaches itself to the substratum by means of its byssus threadlike filaments.

Particles not accepted as food are sent to where they can be purged from the shell.

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Some of them made it onto the seashell wreaths that I made some years ago, one of which I shel in a hub.

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The shell is sturdy, bluntly oval, and has about 20 robust radiating ribs. Use Cardita seashells of a similar size for one side and a different clam seashell for the other side.

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Broad-Ribbed Cardita (Carditamera floridana Conrad, ): Once the “Bird Shell”

An Introduction to Bivalves at the U. The most distinguishing feature of the Cardita is the deep grooves between the ribs. Shells are made of a protein matrix holding together crystals of calcium carbonate. Its range is from Florida to Texas and Mexico, in sand or mud feet shel.

Sometimes they are used in magnet designs. Courtesy of Malcolm Tattersall, via Flickr: For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at: Broad-Ribbed Cardita Carditamera floridana Conrad, I use Cardita sea shells in my crafts with seashells. HubPages and Hubbers authors may earn revenue on this page based on affiliate relationships and advertisements with shelo including Amazon, Google, and others.

HubPages Tutorials and Community. Courtesy of Isidro Martinez, via Flickr: This is used to prevent bots and spam. I display my collection in a glass hurricane vase. 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. For more information on the Broad-Ribbed Cardita see: Thanks for stopping by and the comment.


They hold their shape by internal water pressure a hydrostatic skeleton. Checkers comes to mind. I use them in crafts also mostly in designs featuring a variety of beachcombed seashells and sand.

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Most bivalves filter food with their gills, then transport it to their mouths. This is feature allows you to search the site. While still used to get oxygen, their gills are modified to also act as food strainers.

Most mollusks move their bodies slowly using a muscular structure called the foot to creep along, stick to, or burrow into surfaces, although some mollusks e. Old Carditas may have lost their markings. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. Some bivalves are scavengers, scraping food from the sea bottom, or sucking in crustaceans or other prey with their siphons.

This is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. Scientific nomenclature is subject to change, due to ongoing research. I didn’t know that it was a cardita shell until now, too. Bivalves have no heads at all, and a flattened foot.