Have I Shown You My Chondrophore Collection?

Did you know beach combers collect sand-polished clam condrophores? Chondrophores are internal spoon- or tooth-shaped projections of the shell in some bivalves. Gaper clams (Tresus) are known for their large attractive spoon-shaped chondrophores. A point of attachment for the internal ligament in live gapers, we seek them out on sandy beaches, long after their usefulness…

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