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1. Microscope Photos

These minute mollusks were in seaweed found in tide pools or at the edge of the ocean on Sunset Beach, North Carolina. If they fit entirely into the frame of the photo, they are less than 1/4" in size.

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Scissula iris (Say, 1822), Rainbow Tellin
Angulus texanus (Dall, 1900) Texas Tellin
Parvilucina crenella (Dall, 1901) Many-line Lucine
   
Modiolus squamosus Beauperthuy, 1967 Southern Horsemussel
Mytella charruana (d'Orbigny, 1846) Charrua Mussel
Brachidontes exustus (Linnaeus, 1758) Scorched Mussel
Lioberus castanea (Say, 1822) Chestnut Mussel
Diplodonta notata Dall and Simpson, 1901 Marked Diplodon
Lepton lepidum (Say, 1826) Graceful Lepton
Strigilla surinamensis Boss, 1972 Surinam Strigilla
Donax variabilis Say, 1822 Variable Coquina
Plicatula gibbosa Lamarck, 1801 Atlantic Kittenpaw
Argopecten gibbus (Linnaeus, 1758) Atlantic Calico Scallop
Musculus lateralis (Say, 1822) Lateral Mussel
Petricola pholadiformis - False Angelwing
Anadara transversa (Say, 1822) Transverse Ark
 
Lunarca ovalis (Bruguière, 1789) Blood Ark
Mulinia lateralis (Say, 1822) Dwarf Surfclam
 
2. Photos taken with Kodak digital camera
Pteria colymbus (Röding, 1798) Atlantic Wing-oyster
Cyrtopleura costata (Linnaeus, 1758) Angelwing
         Pinctada imbricata Röding, 1798 Atlantic Pearl-oyster
Ensis megistus Pilsbry and McGinty, 1943 Minor Jackknife
Tagelus plebeius (Lightfoot, 1786) Stout Tagelus
Anomia simplex d'Orbigny, 1842 Common Jingle
Chione elevata (Say, 1822) Cross-barred Venus
Lirophora latilirata (Conrad, 1841) Imperial Venus
Macrocallista nimbosa (Lightfoot, 1786) Sunray Venus
Dosinia discus (Reeve, 1850) Disk Dosinia
Laevicardium serratum (Linnaeus, 1758) Eggcockle
Dinocardium robustum (Lightfoot, 1786) Atlantic Giant Cockle
Trachycardium egmontianum (Shuttleworth, 1856) Florida Pricklycockle
Noetia ponderosa (Say, 1822) Ponderous Ark
Northern Quahogs
Eurytellina alternata (Say, 1822) Alternate Tellin
Raeta plicatella (Lamarck, 1818) Channeled Duckclam
   
Atrina rigida (John Lightfoot, 1786) Stiff Penshell
Atrina serrata (G. B. Sowerby I, 1825) Sawtooth Penshell
   
Ensis megistus Pilsbry and McGinty, 1943 Minor Jackknife