A bivalve mollusc (Lucinella divaricata)
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Recorded distribution in Britain and IrelandRecorded at Bembridge and St Helens on the Isle of Wight.
HabitatFound in muddy sand and gravel on the lower shore and into the sublittoral.
- Oblique, wavy striations across fine concentric grooves.
- Right valve with one cardinal tooth, and single anterior and posterior lateral teeth.
- Left valve with two cardinal teeth, and two anterior and two posterior lateral teeth.
Additional informationLucinella divaricata is easily confused with Lucinoma borealis but the cardinal teeth are divided into two by a cleft or notch (bifid) in Lucinoma borealis.
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Last Updated: 02/11/2006