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.

A-P-H-O-T-O Wildlife Stock Image Library
Anomia simplex d'Orbigny, 1853 - Common jingle shell - a non-native species (Marine bivalve images)
Common jingle shell
Anomia simplex
- interior of upper valve 1

Common jingle shell
Anomia simplex
- interior of upper valve 2

Common jingle shell
Anomia simplex
- exterior of upper valve 1

Common jingle shell
Anomia simplex
- item of flotsam 1

The specimen of Anomia simplex, Common jingle shell, featured above, was found at Par Sands, Cornwall. 31.01.16. It was 28mm dia., and found as a dead shell. It was found with other shells on a black plastic piece of flotsam, part of a car running board with strengthening ribs on the underside. Nine shells of various species were found between these ribs. Other shell species include Isognomon bicolor, Isognomon radiatus and Ostrea equestris, all Florida / Gulf of Mexico species, and most nearly fully mature, some Isognomon were 50mm x 25mm in size.

Common jingle shell
Anomia simplex
- muscle scar 1

Common jingle shell
Anomia simplex
- muscle scar 2

Common jingle shell
Anomia simplex
- exterior 1

Common jingle shell
Anomia simplex
- exterior 2

Common jingle shell
Anomia simplex
- collection of shell valves 1

Common jingle shell
Anomia simplex
- collection of shell valves 2

Common jingle shell
Anomia simplex
- exterior 3

Common jingle shell
Anomia simplex
- exterior 4

Common jingle shell
Anomia simplex
- interior 1

Specimens above were purchased as reference specimens and are part of a private collection in Cornwall. Photographed 19.01.16.

This species is a known rafting species and was first recorded in the UK on flotsam at Par Beach, Cornwall, 31.01.16; specimen featured at top of page.

APHOTOMARINE supports open source data recording and sharing for the benefit of wildlife, recorders, research, science and education. The project recommends the following websites and works with the following bodies and organisations.

Conchological Society of Great Britain and Ireland

The Conchological Society of Great Britain and Ireland
Helping to understand, identify, record, and conserve molluscs.

Marine Biological Association MBA

The Marine Biological Association or MBA, based in Plymouth, is one of the world’s longest-running societies dedicated to promoting research into our oceans and the life they support. Since 1884 the MBA has been providing a unified, clear, independent voice on behalf of the marine biological community.It has a growing membership in over 40 countries.

NBN National Biodiversity Network

The National Biodiversity Network or NBN is a charity that supports open source data sharing and recording supporting conservation, science and education. "Why do recorders need open source?". Simply because it supports the core values of wildlife recording and the free use of records and data over a very wide network that includes partners like the Natural History Museum.

The taxonomy used here is based on that of the following database, which is also used by the MBA, NHM and the NBN.

World Register of Marine Species or WoRMS

The World Register of Marine Species or WoRMS.

Anomia simplex Common jingle shell Saddle Oyster 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.