An educational resource dedicated mainly to the photography
and diversity of marine life that can be found in coastal waters
and intertidal areas of Great Britain and Ireland by David Fenwick.

A-P-H-O-T-O Wildlife Stock Image Library
Anadara gibbosa (Reeve, 1844) - An Ark shell (Marine bivalve images)
Ark shell
Anadara gibbosa
- shell valve exterior 1

Ark shell
Anadara gibbosa
- shell valve exterior 2

Ark shell
Anadara gibbosa
- shell valve interior 1

Specimen above photographed in authors collection 04.02.16. This 26mm long specimen was trawled by a fisherman at a depth between 3-400m, P. Arrestre - El Garraf, Spain.

Specimen was purchased as Anadara diluvii. From WoRMS database, "This name applies to an extinct Miocene species of the Loire basin and has repeatedly been misapplied to the Recent species Anadara gibbosa (Reeve, 1844) = polii (Mayer, 1868)."

Anadara gibbosa dilivii ark Marine Bivalve Images
The main objective of this website is in furthering environmental awareness and education through the medium of photography. To increase awareness and access to the wildlife of the region and help
people find and identify it. Sometimes the difference between species is obvious but many species can only be determined by observing microscopic characteristics that are specific to any one species.