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Saddle Oyster

Observed: 13th January 2013 By: ABKABK’s reputation in InvertebratesABK’s reputation in InvertebratesABK’s reputation in InvertebratesABK’s reputation in Invertebrates
IMG_6457
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nightfly's picture

Hi ABK,I noted a comment on

Hi ABK,

I noted a comment on another ob. of a saddle oyster that they had to be opened to get a definite ID. In order to see the inside of the shell.

http://www.ispot.org.uk/node/96990

You may already have looked at this one.

Ive seen these many times on lobster shells, scallop shells etc, didnt know there were different types.

Cathal.

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look

You may wish to take a look here http://www.ispotnature.org/node/381156.
Can you remember the size - it is significant.
here is a good description and some typical photos http://www.marlin.ac.uk/speciesinformation.php?speciesID=2527#
'Mine' are prolific here but I have never seen one larger than 11mm.
derek