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Miami Tours | Gulf moccasin shell | Everglades Tours

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Description: Shell profile is sub-rhomboidal to elliptical in outline. Shell rather delicate with a maximum length of approximately

55 mm (2¼ inches). Anterior margin broadly rounded while posterior margin is pointed and terminates near the posterior-ventral

margin. Ventral margin is straight to slightly arcuate. Umbos positioned anterior of the middle of the valves and elevated to or just

slightly above the hingeline. Posterior ridge is sharply developed with well developed plications present on the posterior slope.

Pseudocardinal teeth are short and triangular while lateral teeth are slightly curved. The periostracum is yellow with fine, broken

rays radiating from the umbo to the margin of the shell. Nacre color typically white.

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