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: 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 2024-05-30

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