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
Turtonia minuta (Fabricius, 1780) - Minute turton (Marine bivalves)
Minute turton
Turtonia minuta
- shell with 0.1mm rule 1

Minute turton
Turtonia minuta
- shell with 0.1mm rule 2

Minute turton
Turtonia minuta
- shell valve exterior 1

Minute turton
Turtonia minuta
- shell valves 1

Images taken under a microscope of shells found at Gwithian Beach, Gwithian, Hayle, Cornwall, 09.06.12. Also from a private collection in Cornwall. 14.05.12.

Shells in top images approximately 1.5mm wide.

Scientific and European Names:
Turtonia minuta, Cyamium minutum, Mya purpurea, Turtonia nitida, Turtonia occidentalis,
Venus minuta, Minute turton.

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

Turtonia minuta Minute turton 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.