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
Arcopagia balaustina (Linnaeus, 1758) - A Marine Bivalve (Marine bivalves)
Marine Bivalve
Arcopagia balaustina
- shell valve / exterior 1

Marine Bivalve
Arcopagia balaustina
- shell valve with 1.0mm rule 1

Marine Bivalve
Arcopagia balaustina
- shell valve / interior 1

Images taken of specimen purchased from Guido T. Poppe - Philippe Poppe, Conchology, Inc.. 23.06.12.

Shell size 21.1mm. Specimen displayed here was collected in 120m of water off Golfe de Gascogne, France. July 2008.

Scientific and European Names:
Arcopagia balaustina, Arcopella balaustina, Macoma balaustina.

Scientific and Common Names used are largely gained from from the WoRMS Database.

Arcopagia balaustina 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.