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
Hemilepton nitidum (Turton, 1822) - Shining coin shell (Marine bivalve images)
Shining coin shell
Hemilepton nitidum

- shell exterior 1

Shell featured was photographed in a private collection in Cornwall. 25.05.12.

Scientific and European Names:
Hemilepton nitidum, Erycina (Hemilepton) nitidum, Erycina nitida, Erycina prismatica, Lepton nitidum, Semierycina nitida, Shining coin shell, Witte muntschelp.

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

Hemilepton nitidum Shining coin shell 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.