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
Barnea candida (Linnaeus, 1758) - White piddock (Marine bivalve images)
Barnea candida
White piddock
- both shell valves / rear view 1

Barnea candida
White piddock
- valve in peat substrate 1

Barnea candida
White piddock
- valve in peat substrate 2

Barnea candida
White piddock
- side view / valve exterior 1

Barnea candida
White piddock
- valve interior 1

Barnea candida
White piddock
- peat substrate / habitat 1

Barnea candida
White piddock
- peat substrate / habitat 2

Barnea candida
White piddock
- shell valves in peat substrate 1

Images of species taken at Chyandour, Penzance, Mounts Bay, Cornwall. 11.02.12. SW4792330766.

The rocks in Cornwall are often too hard for rock boring molluscs, so this species is a very rare find in the county. The shells were found within a peat deposit in an area of ancient marine forest.

Barnea candida
White piddock
- juv. 5mm valve from sand 1

One 5mm juvenile valve found in sieved fine sand at Albert Pier reef, Penzance, Cornwall. 09.10.17. Due to the fragility of the this species this is evidence the species still occurs in Mounts Bay. This record is approx. 200 yards from the one above, so it is likely live valves can be found in local submarine peat deposits.

Also see Barnea parva, the Little piddock.

All photographs were taken in the Mounts Bay Area of Cornwall, near Penzance. Barnea candida was found to be frequenting the same habitat and found with Pholas dactylus, the Common piddock.

Scientific and European Names:
Barnea candida, Pholas candida, White piddock, Almindelig boremusling, Witte boormossel, Barnee blanche, Pholade.

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.

Barnea candida White Piddock 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.