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False Angel Wing

Observed: 12th September 2011 By: Peter PearsonPeter Pearson’s reputation in InvertebratesPeter Pearson’s reputation in InvertebratesPeter Pearson’s reputation in InvertebratesPeter Pearson’s reputation in Invertebrates
False Angel Wing
Description:

This shell similar a piddock but small and not shaped with the openning at the front like that mollusc. The largest found was about 7mm long but their were many smaller. It was quite fragile and only one or two were found whole many in broken fragments

Identifications
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    Likely ID
    false angels wing (Petricolaria pholadiformis)
    Confidence: It's likely to be this, but I can't be certain.
Species interactions

No interactions present.

Comments

Mike Kendall's picture

its probably this species

Its probably this species but the real separation from Pholas or Barnea is in the form of the hinge and the picture doesn't show that. Petricolaria has hinge teeth and an external ligament the others have reduced, internal ligaments and no hinge teeth.

Mike Kendall

Peter Pearson's picture

False Angel Wings

Thanks for observation will look more closely next time. Just snapped this as it lay on the beach. Teach me to be more observant in future