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 minor (Chenu, 1843) - Minor jackknife clam (Marine bivalve images)
Minor jackknife clam
Ensis minor
- complete shell 1

Minor jackknife clam
Ensis minor
- shell valves with 1.0mm rule 1

Minor jackknife clam
Ensis minor
- shell valves interior 1

Minor jackknife clam
Ensis minor
- shell valves with 1.0mm rule 2

Species mainly recorded from the east coast of England. Species often recorded and referred to as Ensis siliqua var. minor.

Images taken of specimen purchased from Guido T. Poppe - Philippe Poppe, Conchology, Inc.. 22.06.12.

Specimen shown was collected at Giorgino, Cagliari, Italy. 2011.

Scientific and European Names:
Ensis minor, Ensis siliqua var. minor, Minor jackknife clam, Klein mesheft, Klein tafelmesheft, Kleine tafelmesheft, Couteau.

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

Ensis minor Minor jackknife 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.