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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Log In or Sign up. The shell grows over time, using calcium taken up from seawater or ingested food. This is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized.

This is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. The eggs that get fertilized will hatch into larva which will float in the currents for a few weeks fighting for survival in the plankton soup.

Feeding Most bivalves filter food with their gills, then transport it to their mouths. 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. I have heard that some people use clear nail polish as an alternative. They can also be found in bags, shoe boxes, pails and assorted other collection devices. Courtesy of Malcolm Tattersall, via Flickr: Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data.

The above classification corresponds to that published by the Conchologists of America, Inc. We may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.


Tiny grooves in the gills are covered with hair-like cilia that trap particles passing by, such as microscopic plants phytoplankton. To provide a better website experience, hubpages.

Scientific nomenclature is subject to change, due to ongoing research. An Introduction to Mollusks at the U. ComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers.

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Politics and Social Issues. The Cardita clam is the same as all other clams. About Bivalves Class Bivalvia: The clam will filter out the good stuff and pass the water through to the other siphon.

Perhaps there is a collection of shells in your closet, hidden in a box or plastic container.

Many of them are these Broad-ribbed Cardita shells. This layered structure caedita for a strong shell that protects the soft parts from predators and provides a site for muscle attachment. Defense Bivalves have a hard shell made of minerals, typically layers of calcite and aragonite. When you create a field book, you can put this image on its cover.

When I take a walk looking for curiosities and sea shells for crafts I will always find some Cardita sea shells.

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Must be nice to be able to get on the beach whenever you want. Bruno Sabelli author and Harold S. This is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. To protect the sea shells and bring out some of their colors apply a coat of gloss or semi-gloss polyurethane paint to the shells. Bivalves have a hard shell made of minerals, typically layers of calcite and aragonite. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature.

This is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. The background color of the shell is white, grayish, or slightly yellowish. For more information on the Broad-Ribbed Cardita see: The pattern of teeth, because it is often species-specific, is one feature used to identify bivalves.


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The survivors will head carsita to the sand to bury themselves where they will grow sea shells and become the Cardita whose sea shells are shown here. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

The inside of this type of clam shell is porcelain-white. The lunule, the area in front of the umbo, is depressed, and shaped like a plump valentine. The shell is sturdy, bluntly oval, and has about 20 robust radiating ribs. They perpetuate the species by spawning.

The foot is shaped for wedging into sand, explaining why bivalves have also been called pelecypods hatchet-feet. You might look into an old candle jar. Use your imagination and see what you can come up with to use up your collection cardjta the Broad Ribbed Cardita Florida Shell Shell.

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Broad-ribbed Cardita a Florida Beach Sea Shell

Sometimes they are used in magnet designs. People that go to the beach seem to like to pick up seashells, especially kids like to play and keep them. The cardita shell was in there. The Smithsonian’s Invertebrate Zoology Research. Some bivalves are scavengers, scraping food from the sea bottom, or sucking in crustaceans or other prey shelp their siphons.