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Tiger Lucine

SeaShell News: Tiger Lucine, Shelling, Sanibel

SeaShell News, Tiger Lucine, 4-19-15, Codakia orbicularis (tiger lucine clam) (San Salvador Island, Bahamas) 1 by James St. John, Via Creative Commons.
SeaShell News, Tiger Lucine, 4-19-15, Codakia orbicularis (tiger lucine clam) (San Salvador Island, Bahamas) 1 by James St. John, Via Creative Commons.

SeaShell News, 4-19-15, Tiger Lucine, Shelling, Sanibel Island.

Lucinidae is a family of saltwater clams, marine bivalve molluscs.

These bivalves are remarkable for their endosymbiosis with sulphide-oxidizing bacteria.[1]

The members of this family are found in muddy sand or gravel at or below low tide mark. They have characteristically rounded shells with forward-facing projections. The valves are flattened and etched with concentric rings. Each valve bears two cardinal and two plate-like lateral teeth. These molluscs do not have siphons but the extremely long foot makes a channel which is then lined with slime and serves for the intake and expulsion of water.[2]

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