MOLLUSCA : PTERIOIDA : PinnidaeSNAILS, SLUGS, ETC.

Atrina fragilis (Pennant, 1777)


Atrina fragilis

Description: The fan mussel is considered to be one of the most endangered molluscs in UK waters. It is a triangular shell which is thin and easily broken. It lives with the pointed end embedded in the seabed, attached by extensive byssus threads. Size, to 20cm tall.

Distribution Map from NBN: Interactive map : National Biodiversity Network mapping facility, data for UK.

WoRMS: Species record : World Register of Marine Species.



 Picton, B.E. & Morrow, C.C. (2016). Atrina fragilis (Pennant, 1777). [In] Encyclopedia of Marine Life of Britain and Ireland.
http://www.habitas.org.uk/marinelife/species.asp?item=W17250 Accessed on 2017-11-22

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