False Angel Wings

False Angel Wing
Petricolaria pholadiformis (Lamarck, 1818)
Family Veneridae

There are three main types of Angel Wings in my collection, the true Angel Wings (Cyrtopleura costata, slightly larger and thinner) are part of another family, Pholadidae. The False Angel Wing types are also found on the S. Hutvhinson Island beaches. They are easy to identify becasue the elaborate connecting valve is missing.