Common piddock found in Cornwall

March 3rd, 2010

Found on the lower shore of a beach in Cornwall, the common piddock (Pholas dactylus) is a bivalve that can grow up to 15cm long. Pholas dactylus is a borer and bores into peat, clay and even wood. It has phosphorescent properties and glows green-blue around the edges in the dark.

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