|MOLLUSCA : PTERIOIDA : Pinnidae||SNAILS, SLUGS, ETC.|
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. |
https://www.habitas.org.uk/marinelife/species.asp?item=W17250 Accessed on 2023-12-06
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