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: NBN map : National Biodiversity Network mapping facility, data for UK.

WoRMS: Species record : World Register of Marine Species.

iNaturalist: Species account : iNaturalist World Species Observations database

 Picton, B.E. & Morrow, C.C. (2016). Atrina fragilis (Pennant, 1777). [In] Encyclopedia of Marine Life of Britain and Ireland. Accessed on 2024-05-30

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