Cherry Jewelbox

Cherry Jewelbox
Chama sarda (Reeve, 1847)
Family Chamidae

The Cherry Jewelbox is somewhat rare on S. Hutchinson beaches. Accoring to Harry Lee it is identified by its cherry color and the growth lines with are clocckwise.

Cherry Jewelbox (S. Hutchinson Island January 2021)

Note the cherry color on the inside as well.

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Chama sarda
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Chama sarda, or the cherry jewel box clam, is a species of bivalve mollusc in the family Chamidae. It can be found along the Atlantic coast of North America, ranging from southern Florida to the West Indies.[1]

Chama sarda
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom:     Animalia
Phylum:     Mollusca
Class:     Bivalvia
Subclass:     Heterodonta
Order:     Venerida
Superfamily:     Chamoidea
Family:     Chamidae
Genus:     Chama
Species:     C. sarda
Binomial name
Chama sarda
Reeve, 1847


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