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BIVALVIA
Chamelea gallina (Linnaeus, 1758)
W - 13 & 16mm H - 13 & 17mm
Gnejna Bay on sand,
Common
21/4/12
Veneridae
Chamelea gallina is a common marine bivalve which is generally found in shallow muddy sand. This species is easily identified by the zigzag patterns on the shell. Living specimens generally have a light periostracum, but this is absent in beached specimens.


Thanks to Charles Cachia for identification.