Little White Shell: Elegant Dosinia

dosinia seashell

A Dosinia Bivalve

Smooth and white inside and out, the Dosinia seashell is somewhat flat and very round. As I did research for this shell, I came across this site which is written by someone far more knowledgeable than I am in this area, and I discovered that there are two types of Dosinia that are very similar looking. The “Disk Dosinia” may be what I have.

The difference between the “elegant” and “disk” is that the elegant’s ridges are fewer and broader.

The one I own was found whole- having both sides-but it has separated. You can see in the photo how the sides once fit together.

More about seashells from the Florida gulf coast:
Florida Lightning Whelk …A “left handed” seashell
Natica Lineata & Babylonia Spirata …One striped, one spotted
Pink Murex
Strawberry Conch
Lettered Olive & Golden Olive
Sand Dollars
Jingle Shells
Jingle Shells- Iridescent
Pen Shell- Can be a foot long
Jujonia -A treasure

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About Pam Carter

Artist, mother, Zazzler, writer, blogger, photographer.
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