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
Pandora pinna (Montagu, 1803) - A Pandora's box shell (Marine bivalve images)
A Pandora's box shell
Pandora pinna
- shell valve / exterior / front 1

A Pandora's box shell
Pandora pinna
- shell valve / exterior / rear 1

A Pandora's box shell
Pandora pinna
- shell valves / front and rear 1

Images of shells from a private collection in Cornwall.

Only a few recent records all from the English Channel, species has been historically recorded from Mounts Bay, Wolf Rock and Falmouth. A deep water species, rarely recorded around the Cornish coast.

Scientific and European Names:
Pandora pinna, Pandora inaequivalvis var. obtusa, Pandora obtusa, Pandora pinnoides, A Pandora's box shell.

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.

Pandora pinna Pandoras box shell Marine Bivalve 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.