APHOTOMARINE

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.

Wedge, Sunset, Furrow and Tellin shells (Order Cardiida > Superfamily Tellinoidea)
Cardiida (Order) > Tellinoidea (Superfamily) > Donacidae (Family)

Donax
Donax trunculus Linnaeus, 1758 - Abrupt wedge shell
Donax variegatus (Gmelin, 1791)
- Polished wedge shell

Donax vittatus (da Costa, 1778)
- Banded wedge shell

Cardiida (Order) > Tellinoidea (Superfamily) > Psammobiidae (Family)

Gari
Gari costulata (Turton, 1822) - Ribbed sunset-shell
Gari depressa (Pennant, 1777) - Large sunset-shell
Gari fervensis (Gmelin, 1791) - Faroe sunset shell
Gari tellinella (Lamarck, 1818) - Tellin-like sunset-shell

Cardiida (Order) > Tellinoidea (Superfamily) > Semelidae (Family)

Abra
Abra alba (W. Wood, 1802) - White furrow-shell
Abra prismatica (Montagu, 1808) - Prismatic furrow-shell
Abra tenuis (Montagu, 1803) - Thin furrow-shell

Ervilia
Ervilia castanea (Montagu, 1803)

Scrobicularia
Scrobicularia plana (da Costa, 1778) - Peppery furrow shell

Cardiida (Order) > Tellinoidea (Superfamily) > Solecurtidae (Family)

Azorinus
Azorinus chamasolen (da Costa, 1778)

Solecurtus
Solecurtus scopula (Turton, 1822) - Short razor shell

Cardiida (Order) > Tellinoidea (Superfamily) > Tellinidae (Family) > Arcopagiinae (Subfamily)

Arcopagia
Arcopagia balaustina (Linnaeus, 1758)
Arcopagia crassa (Pennant, 1777) - Blunt tellin

Cardiida (Order) > Tellinoidea (Superfamily) > Tellinidae (Family) > Gastraninae (Subfamily)

Gastrana
Gastrana fragilis (Linnaeus, 1758) - Brittle tellin

Cardiida (Order) > Tellinoidea (Superfamily) > Tellinidae (Family) > Macominae (Subfamily)

Macoma
Macoma balthica (Linnaeus, 1758) - Baltic tellin

Cardiida (Order) > Tellinoidea (Superfamily) > Tellinidae (Family) > Moerellinae (Subfamily)

Moerella
Moerella donacina (Linnaeus, 1758) - Donax-like tellin

Cardiida (Order) > Tellinoidea (Superfamily) > Tellinidae (Family) > Tellininae (Subfamily)

Angulus
Angulus fabula (Gmelin, 1791) - Bean-like tellin
Angulus incarnatus (Linnaeus, 1758) - Rough tellin
Angulus pygmaeus (Lovén, 1846) - Little tellin
Angulus tenuis (da Costa, 1778) - Thin tellin

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Other members of the order Veneroida, Tellinoidea.
From the authors collection of foreign shells,
species not recorded in the United Kingdom.

Cardiida (Order) > Tellinoidea (Superfamily) > Donacidae (Family)

Donax
Donax denticulatus Linnaeus, 1758
- Caribbean coquina (Gulf of Mexico / Caribbean)

Donax variabilis Say, 1822 - Coquina clam (E. USA)

Cardiida (Order) > Tellinoidea (Superfamily) > Psammobiidae (Family)

Gari
Gari virgata (Lamarck, 1818)
- A Sunset-shell (Canary Islands)

Cardiida (Order) > Tellinoidea (Superfamily) > Semelidae (Family)

Semele
Semele proficua (Pulteney, 1799)
- Atlantic semele (Brazil)

Semele purpurascens (Gmelin, 1791) - Purplish semele

Cardiida (Order) > Tellinoidea (Superfamily) > Tellinidae (Family) > Macominae (Subfamily)

Macoma
Macoma tenta (Say, 1834)
- Narrowed macoma clam (E. USA)

Cardiida (Order) > Tellinoidea (Superfamily) > Tellinidae (Family) > Tellininae (Subfamily)

Tellina
Tellina lineata Turton, 1819
- Rose petal tellin (Florida, USA)

Tellina punicea Born, 1778 - Watermelon tellin (Brazil)

 

 

Marine Bivalve Images UK Wedge Sunset Furrow and Tellin shells Order Veneroida Tellinoidea