Carditamera gracilis

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Carditamera gracilis
Carditamera gracilis (Shuttleworth, 1856) 000.jpg
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Mollusca
Class: Bivalvia
Subclass: Heterodonta
Order: Carditida
Superfamily: Carditoidea
Family: Carditidae
Genus: Carditamera
Species:
C. gracilis
Binomial name
Carditamera gracilis
(Shuttleworth, 1856)

Carditamera gracilis, or the West Indian cardita, is a species of bivalve mollusc in the family Carditidae. It can be found off the coast of the West Indies.[1]

Description[change | change source]

Carditamera gracilis has an elongated shell, strong medium size about 40 mm. It has more pronounced radial rib and high in the back Its color is white with brown spots inside is pearly.[2][3]

Distribution[change | change source]

Carditamera gracilis dispatched by the Gulf of Mexico and Caribbean Sea.[2][3]

Habitat[change | change source]

Usually inhabits mainland coast of shallow water attached to rocky substrates.[2][3]

References[change | change source]

  1. Abbott, R.T. & Morris, P.A. A Field Guide to Shells: Atlantic and Gulf Coasts and the West Indies. New York: Houghton Mifflin, 1995. 45.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Lodeiros Seijos, J.M., Marin Espinosa, Baumar. y Prieto Arcas, Antulio. 1999: Catalogo de moluscos marinos de las costas nororientales de Venezuela: Clase Bivalvia. Asociacion de Profesores de la Universidad de Oriente, Cumana-Venezuela.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 Macsotay O. & Campos. R. 2001. Moluscos representativos de la plataforma de Margarita. Editora Rivolta. Valencia. 280p. ISBN 980-328-808-3