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
Cochlodesma praetenue (Pulteney, 1799) - Thin lantern-shell (Marine bivalves)
Thin lantern-shell
Cochlodesma praetenue
- shell valve / exterior 1

Thin lantern-shell
Cochlodesma praetenue
- shell valve / exterior 2

Thin lantern-shell
Cochlodesma praetenue
- shell valve / interior 1

Images of shells from a private collection in Cornwall.

Previously recorded from Porthkidney Beach, Lelant; Sennen Cove, Helford and Falmouth. Infrequently recorded around the Cornish coast, with most records coming from the Helford and Falmouth area.

Scientific and European Names:
Cochlodesma praetenue, Anatina oblonga, Anatina truncata, Mya praetenuis, Thracia praetenuis, Thin lantern-shell, Gewone lepelschelp, Lepelschelp.

Location information provided by the author and from the ERICA records database for Cornwall. Scientific and Common Names used are largely gained from from the WoRMS Database.

Thracia phaseolina 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.