Gallery - Bivalve Sea Shells
Thick trough Shell
Up to 10cm.hinged on front. Brown, blue or black. Attached to rocks and stones by tough, horny threads, usually exposed places where currents bring plenty of food.
Up to 14cm. Distincly elliptical. Dirty white to pinkish, with brown outer skin which flakes off in patches. Gapes slightly at each ens. Burrows deeply in sand and mud.
Great or Edible Scallop
Up to 20cm. Open both ends. Hinged near one end, with 2 large teeth and dark external ligament. Lives vertically in sand and burrows very quickly.
Found on Dawlish Warren beach
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