Live British Molluscs

This page show images of living British molluscs. Most of them were taken by Colin Goss. The few that were nopt are credited at the bottom of the page.

If you have any photographs of live British molluscs, whether marine, freshwater or terrestrial, please consider emailing them to the for inclusion on this page.

Each of the images below is a thumbnail. Click on each thumbnail to view the full image.

Littorina littorea on seaweed.
Castle Cove 28 January, 2012
Littorina obtusata on seaweed.
December, 2011
Group of Littorina obtusata on seaweed.
December, 2011

Trivia monacha with reflection in water
Castle Cove, 28 January, 2012
Trivia monacha partially extended
Castle Cove, 28 January, 2012
Trivia monacha on weed.
28 December, 2011

Trivia monacha, Hinia incrassata and Rissoa
parva
March 2012
Rissoa parva and R. guerinii on eelgrass.
28 December, 2011
Ocenebra erinacea, camouflaged
Castle Cove, January, 2012

Hinia incrassata live with extended siphons
March 2012
Tectura virginea (white tortoise limpet) and
ram's horns. 28 December, 2011
Acanthochitona crinitus (Chiton) with barnacles
31 December, 2011

Lepidochitona cinerea on Venus verrucosa
March, 2012
Anomia ephippium on seaweed
Weymouth, Easter 2012
Cerastoderma edule with valves open
March, 2012

Simnia patula on Eunicella verrucosa
Blackstone, Plymouth. 17 July, 2008
Simnia hiscocki on Alcyonium sp
Hat Rock, Plymouth, 11 October, 2008
Pecten maximus Found on sandbank among
weed and rock at extreme low tide in 6-8 inches
of water, Portland Harbour, Dorset.
25 February, 2013

Pecten maximus Found on sandbank among
weed and rock at extreme low tide in 6-8 inches
of water, Portland Harbour, Dorset.
25 February, 2013
Acanthocardia tuberculata Found live, buried
in sand at low tide on drift line, main beach,
Weymouth, Dorset. 25 February, 2013
Acanthocardia tuberculata Found live, buried
in sand at low tide on drift line, main beach,
Weymouth, Dorset. 25 February, 2013

With grateful thanks to Keith Hiscock for permission to use the photographs of Simnia patula and S. hiscocki, to John Batt for the photographs of Pecten maximus and Acanthocardia tuberculata, and to Colin Goss for permission to use all the other photographs.




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