Seashell Identification ~ Kitten’s Paw

Found along beaches from the southeastern United States to Brazil, this little shell is called a “Kitten’s Paw” or “Atlantic Kitten’s Paw”. It’s a bivalve – which means it has two sides attached like a hinge as compared to a univalve, shell made of one piece, such as the lightning whelk and olive shells. They are fairly common and honestly, I’m not sure if the one pictured on the lower right is a kitten’s paw, since it’s a bit different from the others.

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I grew up in New England but spent most of my life living in central Florida. Now I'm back up north and blog about seashells, beaches, gardening, boating, fishing, hiking, photography, PKD, and my work as a designer for Zazzle. I move around a lot and try to discover the best in all places I live. Life may be tough, but it's not boring.
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