Spiny Paper Cockle

Spiny Paper Cockle (Papyridea lata) Born, 1778
Family Cardiidae


Spiny Paper Cockle (see also Square Paper Cockle) is a small delicate shell up to 2" which somewhat resembles the size, markings  and shape of semeles. The ribs found extending from its umbones are not found in Semeles making the Spiny Paper Cockle easy identified as a different shell.