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
Ensis leei M. Huber, 2015 syn. E. directus and E. americanus - American jack knife clam - a non-native species
American jack knife clam
Ensis leei syn. Ensis directus
- complete shell 1

American jack knife clam
Ensis leei syn. Ensis directus
- shell valves interior 1

American jack knife clam
Ensis leei syn. Ensis directus
- shell valves with 1.0mm rule 1

A non-native species recorded from the east coast of England. Mainly the south-east and the Wash.

Specimen above was purchased from Guido T. Poppe - Philippe Poppe, Conchology, Inc.. 22.06.12.

Specimen shown was collected in sand at low tide, off Raversijde, Belgium. December 1988.

Scientific and European Names:
Ensis leei, Ensis directus, Ensis americanus, Ensis arcuatus var. directus, Solen directus, Solen ensis americana, American jack knife clam, Amerikaknivskjell, Amerikansk knivmusling, Amerikaanse zwaardschede, Couteau, Couteau americain, Couteau droit, amerikanische Scheidenmuschel, amerikanische Schwertmuschel.

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

Ensis leei directus americanus non native species American jack knife clam 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.