2.5cm across, seems to be the above species having looked at images online. Particularly marLIN gallery.
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Chris, I am in debate. Might this be C.strialatus?
See Paula's ID assertion here http://www.ispotnature.org/node/111247
(Cathal, just had to share this MarLIN slip-up, http://www.marlin.ac.uk/galleryimage.php?imageid=4328 )
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.
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
OK but has got a whole lot confusing - well, I am a whole lot confused!
>>WoRMS gallina <<
Oh dear - I had always mistrusted Wiki.
I know, but has Wikipedia got the last word? http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chamelea_gallina (that there's 2 subspecies, 1 being mediterranean).
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.
Lat/Lng: 55.062, -6.0562
OS grid ref: NW410816
Sandy beach, empty shell threw up by the tide.