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 sarda Reeve, 1847 - Cherry jewel box clam (Marine bivalve images)
Cherry jewel box clam
Chama sarda
- exterior of top valve 1

Cherry jewel box clam
Chama sarda
- interior of top valve 1

Cherry jewel box clam
Chama sarda
- with 1.0mm division rule 1

Cherry jewel box clam
Chama sarda
radial grooves on fluted spines 1

Cherry jewel box clam
Chama sarda
- adductor scar 1

Cherry jewel box clam
Chama sarda
- interior top valve 2

Cherry jewel box clam
Chama sarda
- exterior top valve 2

Cherry jewel box clam
Chama sarda
- 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 congregata 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 kindly identified by Rudiger Bieler and Paula Mikkelsen as Chama sarda.

There was a lot of confusion about the species here with many people saying it is Chama florida and others saying Chama congregata.

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 sarda Cherry jewel box clam jewelbox 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.