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Turkey Wing

SeaShell News: Turkey Wing, Shelling, North Captiva

SeaShell News, 3-19-15, Turkey Wing and Assorted Shell Pieces by Marie Coleman Via Creative Commons.
SeaShell News, 3-19-15, Turkey Wing and Assorted Shell Pieces by Marie Coleman Via Creative Commons.

SeaShell News, 3-19-15, Turkey Wing, Shelling, North Captiva.

“Arca zebra, or the turkey wing ark clam, is a bivalve mollusc in the family Arcidae, the ark clams.

The shell of Arca zebra is boldly striped in brown and white which gives it a resemblance to the wing of a wild turkey. The whole shell (when both valves are together) has also been likened to Noah’s Ark. It is a sturdy shell growing up to 4 in (10 cm) long and 2 in wide. The umbones are separated by a shallow depression, and the hinge is long and straight with about 50 small teeth. There is coarse sculpturing fanning out from the umbones. The inside of the shell is whitish or pale mauve.[3]

Source:  Turkey Wing.