Atlantic Muck: Lucinisca muricata

Lucinisca muricata (Spengler, 1798)

spinose lucine

Description: Circular and flattened, and small in size. Numerous unequal radial ribs (alternating large and small) bearing small scales, which create a rough texture. Exterior and interior are white.

Size: 15-20 mm.

Ecology: Shallow sub-tidal sands.

Geological range: Pleistocene-Recent (2-0 million years ago).

Geographic distribution: Caribbean, Florida.

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