Donax variabilis

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Donax variabilis
Coquina variation3.jpg
Donax variabilis shells
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Mollusca
Class: Bivalvia
Order: Veneroida
Family: Donacidae
Genus: Donax
Species: D. variabilis
Binomial name
Donax variabilis
Say, 1822

Donax variabilis is a species of mollusc found on the east coast of the United States, from Virginia to the Caribbean. Its common name is coquina. It has a small shell that is usually colorful. It can be found alive in the sand where the waves come up in between waves. Some people collect the shells to use them for crafts or for decorative purposes. They are edible.

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