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
Thracia distorta (Montagu, 1803) - Little lantern-shell (Marine bivalve images)
Little lantern-shell
Thracia distorta
- shell valve / exterior 1

Little lantern-shell
Thracia distorta
- shell valve / interior 1

Little lantern-shell
Thracia distorta
- shell valve / interior with rule 1

Images of shells from a private collection in Cornwall.

Scientific and European Names:
Thracia distorta, Anatina bonfornellensis, Anatina rupicola, Anatina truncata, Mya distorta, Thracia brevis, Thracia casani, Thracia concentrica, Thracia fabula, Thracia hiatelloides, Thracia turtoniana, Little lantern-shell.

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

Thracia distorta Little lantern 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.