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Anomia simplexOrbigny, 1842
Common Name: Jingle shell

PhylumClassOrderFamilyGenusSpecies
MolluscaBivalviaPteriomorphaAnomiidaeAnomiasimplex
Habitat
Present in shallow water.
Distribution
This species has been reported from Canada (Nova Scotia) to the West Indies.
Natural History Notes
The shell of this species is commonly found on beaches and is often collected, because of its interesting color pattern. The flesh is rather acid.
Characteristics
This oyster species has a length of up to 2 inches. Its shape is rather elongated and varies in color. The shell can be yellow to bright red or silver gray.The shape will change, depending on what surface it is attached to. The upper valve is convex, whereas the lower valve is more flat.
In Bocas Del Toro
Reported ByGarcia, E.; Marine Invertebrate Taxonomy Workshop II, Bocas del Toro, August 2004
Compiled by
Lexi Weintraub; Zoé Joly-Lopez
Links
Reference
Abbott Tucker R. and Percy A. Morris. 2001. A Field Guide to Shells: Atlantic and Gulf Coasts and the West Indies. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. Boston. 512 pages.
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