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.

Marine Bivalve Images (Class Bivalvia)
UK recorded non-native species or non-native invasive species are included within the main list species. Foreign shells, where included, have their own section below the main list of UK recorded species.

The author of this website is the curator of a mollusc collection held by the late Stella Turk C.B.E.. Many of the images on the following pages are of shells from this collection which is being used for both reference and research purposes.

Heterodonta (Subclass) > Archiheterodonta (Infraclass) > Carditida (Order)
Astarte and Goodallia

Heterodonta (Subclass) > Euheterodonta (Infraclass) > Anomalodesmata (Superorder)
Lantern and Pandora shells

Heterodonta (Subclass) > Euheterodonta (Infraclass) > Imparidentia (Superorder) > Adapedonta (Order) > Imparidentia (Superorder) > Gastrochaenoidea (Superfamily)
Razor shells and Rock borers (Adapedonta) and Flask shells (Gastrochaenoidea)

Heterodonta (Subclass) > Euheterodonta (Infraclass) > Imparidentia (Superorder) > Cardiida (Order)
Cockles (Superfamily Cardioidea)
Tellin, Sunset and Furrow shells (Superfamily Tellinoidae)

Heterodonta (Subclass) > Euheterodonta (Infraclass) > Imparidentia (Superorder) > Lucinida (Order)
Lucinas and Cleftclams

Heterodonta (Subclass) > Euheterodonta (Infraclass) > Imparidentia (Superorder) > Myida (Order)
Gapers, Piddocks and Shipworms

Heterodonta (Subclass) > Euheterodonta (Infraclass) > Imparidentia (Superorder) > Myida (Order) > Dreissenoidea (Superfamily)
Zebra / Quagga mussels

Heterodonta (Subclass) > Euheterodonta (Infraclass) > Imparidentia (Superorder) > Venerida (Order)
Icelandic cyprine (Superfamily Arcticoidea)
Ox-heart cockle (Superfamily Glossoidea)
Venus and Carpet shells (Superfamily Veneroidea)

Heterodonta (Subclass) > Euheterodonta (Infraclass) > Imparidentia (Superorder) > Chamoidea (Superfamily)
Jewel boxes

Heterodonta (Subclass) > Euheterodonta (Infraclass) > Imparidentia (Superorder) > Galeommatoidea (Superfamily)
Kellyclams, Lasaeas, Weasel-eyes and Montagu shells

Heterodonta (Subclass) > Euheterodonta (Infraclass) > Imparidentia (Superorder) > Mactroidea (Superfamily)
Otter and Trough shells

Heterodonta (Subclass) > Euheterodonta (Infraclass) > Imparidentia (Superorder) > Ungulinoidea (Superfamily)
Round double-tooth

Protobranchia (Subclass) > Nuculanida (Order)
Nut shells or Nut clams

Protobranchia (Subclass) > Nuculida (Order)
Nut shells

Pteriomorphia (Subclass) > Arcida (Order)
Ark shells and Dog cockles

Pteriomorphia (Subclass) > Limida (Order)
Gaping file or Flame shells

Pteriomorphia (Subclass) > Mytilida (Order)
Mussels and Crenellas

Pteriomorphia (Subclass) > Ostreida (Order) > Ostreoidea (Superfamily)

Pteriomorphia (Subclass) > Ostreida (Order) > Pinnoidea (Superfamily)
Fan mussels, Wing, Purse and Pearl oysters

Pteriomorphia (Subclass) > Pectinida (Order) > Pectinoidea (Superfamily)
Scallops and Saddle oysters

For more information about bivalves visit the website of the Conchological Society of Great Britain and Ireland.

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