All photographs copyright (2003-2013) by Kris H. Light

<strong>Cross-barred Venus Clam</strong>
<em>Chione elevata</em> / Bivalve
Sanibel Island, FL
Dec. 16, 2009

These shells are very easy to identify due to their distinctive cross-hatched lines. The lines may help deter predatory snails that cut th...
Cross-barred Venus Clam
Chione elevata / Bivalve
Sanibel Island, FL
Dec. 16, 2009

These shells are very easy to identify due to their distinctive cross-hatched lines. The lines may help deter predatory snails that cut through the shells to eat the animal inside.

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