An educational resource dedicated mainly to the photography
and diversity of marine life that can be found in coastal waters
and intertidal areas of Great Britain and Ireland by David Fenwick.

Marine Bivalve Images - Otter and Trough Shells (Superfamily Mactroidea)
Mactroidea (Superfamily) > Mactridae (Family)

Lutraria angustior Philippi, 1844 - Narrow otter shell
Lutraria lutraria (Linnaeus, 1758) - Common otter shell
Lutraria oblonga (Gmelin, 1791) - Oblong otter shell

Mactra glauca Born, 1778 - Glaucus trough shell
Mactra stultorum (Linnaeus, 1758) - Rayed trough shell

Spisula elliptica (Brown, 1827) - Elliptic trough shell
Spisula solida (Linnaeus, 1758) - Thick trough shell
Spisula subtruncata (da Costa, 1778) - Cut trough shell

Mactroidea (Superfamily) > Mesodesmatidae (Family)

Donacilla cornea (Poli, 1791)


Other members of the superfamily Mactroidea.
From the authors collection of foreign shells,
species not recorded in the United Kingdom.

Mactroidea (Superfamily) > Mactridae (Family)

Mulinia lateralis (Say, 1822) - Dwarf surf or Coot clam

Mactrotoma fragilis (Gmelin, 1791)
- Fragile surfclam (Brazil)

Marine Bivalve Images UK Otter and Trough Shells Superorder Imparidentia Superfamily Mactroidea Mactridae