Carol's Cornwall
A Photographic  Library dedicated to
the Wildlife and Landscape of Cornwall

On the Beach (Bivalves)


Molluscs (Marine Bivalves)

Ark Shells
Milky Ark (Striarca lactea)     inside

Cockles
Common Cockle (Cerastoderma edule)     opened shell

Little Cockle (Parvicardium exiguum)     inside

Prickly Cockle (Cardium echinatum)     side-view     front     hinge

Smooth Cockle (Laevicardium crassum)

Cockle (Parvicardium ovale)     inside     close-up

Dog Cockles
Dog Cockle (Glycymeris glycymeris)     inside

Lucinas and Round Double-Tooths
Northern Lucina (Lucina borealis)     inside

Pale Lucina (Loripes lucinalis)     inside

Mussels
Bearded Horse Mussel (Modiolus barbatus)

Common Mussel (Mytilus edulis)     group

Galician Mussel (Mytilus galloprovincialis)     flesh

Nut Shells
Nut Shell (Nucula sp.)     inside     inside close-up

Otter Shells and Gapers
Common Otter Shell (Lutraria lutraria)

An Otter Shell (Lutraria angustior)     inside

Oysters
Common Oyster (Ostrea edulis)    underside     younger     inside

Pacific Oyster (Crassostrea gigas)     inside     habitat

Prickly Saddle Oyster (Heteranomia squamula)     underside

Saddle Oyster (Anomia ephippium)     inside     underside

Razor Shells
Pod Razor (Ensis siliqua)

Razor Shell (Ensis ensis)

Rock Borers
Wrinkled Rock Borer (Hiatella arctica)     group

Scallops
Great Scallop (Pecten maximus)     lower valve     mud stained     live animal

Humpback Scallop (Chlamys distorta)     inside

Queen Scallop (Aequipecten opercularis)

Variegated Scallop (Chlamys varia)     live animal     live animal open

Tellins and Related Shells
Baltic Tellin (Macoma balthica)     inside

Blunt Tellin (Arcopagia crassa)     small shell     inside     large shell     inside

Rough Tellin (Angulus squalidus)     inside

Thin Tellin (Tellina tenuis)     inside     group

Banded Wedge Shell (Donax vittatus)     inside     group

Peppery Furrow Shell (Scrobicularia plana)     inside

Trough Shells
Cut Trough Shell (Spisula subtruncata)     inside

Rayed Trough Shell (Mactra corallina)     inside     live animal

Thick Trough Shell (Spisula solida)

Venus, Artemis and Carpet Shells
Banded Venus (Clausinella fasciata)     older shell     both valves     inside

Oval Venus (Timoclea ovata)     inside

Pale Venus (Circomphalus casina)     inside

Rock Venus (Irus irus)     inside     close-up

Smooth Venus (Callista chione)     inside

Striped Venus Clam (Chamelea gallina)

Warty Venus (Venus verrucosa)

Rayed Artemis (Dosinia exoleta)     inside

Smooth Artemis (Dosinia lupinus)     inside

Banded Carpet Shell (Tapes rhomboides)     inside

Cross Cut Carpet Shell (Tapes decussatus)

Pullet Carpet Shell (Venerupis senegalensis)

Other Bivalves
Lasaea adansoni ? - on left foot of Cushion Star


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