APHOTOMARINE

An educational resource dedicated mainly to the photography
and diversity of marine life that is found in the coastal waters
and rockpools of south-west England. Images by David Fenwick.

A-P-H-O-T-O Wildlife Stock Image Library
Gastrana fragilis (Linnaeus, 1758) - Brittle tellin (Marine Bivalve Images)
Brittle tellin
Gastrana fragilis
- shell valve / exterior 1

Brittle tellin
Gastrana fragilis
- shell valve / exterior 2

Brittle tellin
Gastrana fragilis
- shell valve / exterior 3

Brittle tellin
Gastrana fragilis
- shell valve / interior 1

Brittle tellin
Gastrana fragilis
- shell valves / interior 1

Brittle tellin
Gastrana fragilis
- valve hinges 1

Images of shells from a private collection in Cornwall.

There are only two recent records for this species in Cornwall, at Castle Beach, Falmouth; and from between Trefusis and Penarrow. Historically the species has been recorded from Halyle, Falmouth and Helford. Very rarely recorded in Cornwall.

Scientific and European Names:
Gastrana fragilis, Brittle tellin, Gewone eierschelp.

Location information provided by the author and from the ERICA records database for Cornwall. Scientific and Common Names used are largely gained from from the WoRMS Database.

Gastrana fragilis Brittle tellin Marine Bivalve Images
The main objective of this website is in furthering environmental awareness and education through the medium of photography. To increase awareness and access to the wildlife of the region and help
people find and identify it. Sometimes the difference between species is obvious but many species can only be determined by observing microscopic characteristics that are specific to any one species.