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Chamelea gallina bivalve.

Observed: 27th December 2011 By: nightflynightfly’s reputation in Invertebratesnightfly’s reputation in Invertebratesnightfly’s reputation in Invertebratesnightfly’s reputation in Invertebratesnightfly’s reputation in Invertebrates
Chamelea gallina 27 Dec 11 (5)
Chamelea gallina 27 Dec 11 (3)
Description:

2.5cm across, seems to be the above species having looked at images online. Particularly marLIN gallery.

Identifications
Species interactions

No interactions present.

Comments

dejayM's picture

striated?

Chris, I am in debate. Might this be C.strialatus?
See Paula's ID assertion here http://www.ispotnature.org/node/111247
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ChrisMcA's picture

(Cathal, just had to share

(Cathal, just had to share this MarLIN slip-up, http://www.marlin.ac.uk/galleryimage.php?imageid=4328 )

nightfly's picture

Chris,Thats not fish eggs,

Chris,
Thats not fish eggs, it looks like grinding teeth but I dont know of what. Its a wrasse of some sort theyve mentioned- Labrus?

Edit- yea Ballan Wrasse, they might be from the throat of a Ballan Wrasse but they aint eggs.

Yes bit of a slip up alright.

Cathal.

ChrisMcA's picture

Paula's link shows, under the

Paula's link shows, under the main name, C.gallina as the Smith & Hebble name, suggesting they're the same name. http://species-identification.org/search.php?search_for=chamelea&image.x... considers them as synonyms. But the old '96 collins guide & the Hayward & Ryland just give gallina as do the recent Maya plass's RSPB handbook & Collins complete guide to British coastal life

dejayM's picture

differences?

OK but has got a whole lot confusing - well, I am a whole lot confused!

>>WoRMS striatula<<
>>WoRMS gallina <<
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Oh dear - I had always mistrusted Wiki.
Thanks

ChrisMcA's picture

I know, but has Wikipedia got

I know, but has Wikipedia got the last word? http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chamelea_gallina (that there's 2 subspecies, 1 being mediterranean).

nightfly's picture

Hi Chris and Derek, I have

Hi Chris and Derek,

I have just taken a free 3 day course in marine invertebrate ID given by 2 very knowleadgable marine biologists from the university of Galway. I was told that gallina has been considered mediterranean only for 10 years and our ones are Chamelea striatula. Also, that they look the same.

http://species-identification.org/species.php?species_group=mollusca&men...

Cathal.