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
Pinna dolabrata Lamarck, 1819 - A Pen shell or Fan-mussel (Marine bivalve images)
Pen shell or Fan mussel
Pinna dolabrata
- complete shell 1

The 24.4cm specimen above was collected from intertidal sand at Telowie Beach, Spencer Gulf, South Australia, Australia, Jan. 2008. Specimen part of authors shell collection, photographed on 17.08.17.

APHOTOMARINE supports open source data recording and sharing for the benefit of wildlife, recorders, research, science and education. The project recommends the following websites and works with the following bodies and organisations.

Over 99% of the species records on APHOTOMARINE are open source but they are also copyright David Fenwick. Species records published on APHOTOMARINE may not be used on any database, list or distribution map, without a signed user agreement. Cornish records that appear on APHOTOMARINE are recorded using the ERICA database to benefit recording in Cornwall and scientific and historical recording in general. No financial benefit must be taken from any record produced by David Fenwick, records are of educational benefit only. Records by David Fenwick must ''never'' be financially traded.

Pinna dolabrata pen shell or fan mussel 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.