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
Martesia striata (Linnaeus, 1758) - Striate wood piddock (US) - (Marine bivalve images)
Striate wood piddock (US)
Martesia striata
- valve with mesoplax 1

Striate wood piddock (US)
Martesia striata
- mesoplax 1

Striate wood piddock (US)
Martesia striata
- shell valve 1

Striate wood piddock (US)
Martesia striata
- shell with 1.0mm rule 1

Images taken of specimen purchased from Guido T. Poppe - Philippe Poppe, Conchology, Inc.. 23.06.12. Specimen originated from a coconut found in the Pacific.

Scientific and European Names:
Martesia striata, Hiata infelix, Martesia americana, Martesia funisicola, Martesia hawaiensis, Martesia pulchella, Martesia striata tokyoensis, Mesopholas intusgranosa, Mesopholas nucicola, Penitella incisa, Penitella larvata, Penitella lignivora, Penitella phaseolina, Penitella pisum, Penitella silicula, Penitella stillata, Penitella xilophaga, Pholas atomus, Pholas beauiana, Pholas clavata, Pholas conoides, Pholas corticaria, Pholas cupula, Pholas decussata, Pholas falcata, Pholas hornbeckii, Pholas lignorum, Pholas nanus, Pholas pusillus, Pholas rosea, Pholas striata, Pholas tenuistriata, Pholas teredinaeformis, Striate wood piddock, Wood piddock.

Scientific and Common Names used are largely gained from from the WoRMS Database.

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.

Martesia striata Striate wood 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.