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
Chama congregata Conrad, 1833 - Corrugated jewel box clam (Marine bivalve images)
Corrugated jewel box clam
Chama congregata
- whole shell side view 1

Corrugated jewel box clam
Chama congregata
- whole shell dorsal view 1

Corrugated jewel box clam
Chama congregata
- whole shell lateral view 1

Corrugated jewel box clam
Chama congregata
- on parts of Stone crab trap 1

A non-native species, a complete shell was found on a Stone crab trap that had drifted from Florida, USA to the Lesceave end of Praa Sands, near Helston, Cornwall. SW 58522 27590. 10.11.15.

The bivalves Chama macerophylla, Chama florida and Isognomon bicolor, the Bicolor Purse-oyster were also found on the same stone crab trap. The bryozoan Akatopora tincta was also found in a crevice on the trap.

Species verified by Professor Lyle D. Campbell, University of South Carolina.

Here I must also thank Peggy Williams, Dr. Harry G. Lee and Dr. Gustav Paulay of the University of Florida for their help and assistance.

Corrugated jewel box clam
Chama congregata
- left valve dorsal view 1

Corrugated jewel box clam
Chama congregata
- left valve lateral view 1

Corrugated jewel box clam
Chama congregata
- Chama on rope 1

Corrugated jewel box clam
Chama congregata
- fishing rope / flotsam 1

Specimens above found on black fishing rope that had Goose barnacles on it and that had drifted from the United States. Specimens were found at Gwithian, Cornwall. 14.01.16.

Species also known as the Little corrugate jewelbox.

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.

Chama congregata Corrugated jewel box clam 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.