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Wales Beach Guide

Blunt Gaper (Mya truncata)

Helical Shells
Large Necklace ShellCommon Whelk
Red WhelkCommon Spindle Shell
Common WinkleFlat Periwinkle
Dog WhelkNetted Dog Whelk
Sting WinkleGrey Top Shell
Painted Top ShellPurple Top Shell
Thick Top ShellTower Shell
Needle ShellCommon Wendletrap
Acteon ShellPelican's Foot Shell
Bivalves
CockleDog Cockle
Prickly CockleNorwegian Cockle
Pullet Carpet ShellCross-cut Carpet Shell
Banded Carpet ShellSmooth Clam
Iceland CyprinaCommon Mussel
Otter ShellSand Gaper
Blunt Gaper
American Piddock
Blunt TellinRayed Artemis
Smooth ArtemisWarty Venus
Peppery Furrow ShellEdible Oyster
Portuguese OysterKing Scallop
Variegated ScallopHunchback Scallop
Striped VenusThick Trough Shell
Cut Trough ShellRayed Trough Shell
Banded Wedge ShellFaroe Sunset Shell
Thin TellinBaltic Tellin
Bean TellinPod Razor
Bean RazorCurved Razor
Everything Else
Bonnet ShellCommon Limpet
Black Footed LimpetSlipper Limpet
Common Tusk ShellCowrie Shell
European Cowrie
Blunt Gaper

The Blunt Gaper shell is abruptly truncated on one side, unlike the Sand Gaper, and can be up to 3 inches wide. Colour usually dull white.


Found at : Tenby South Beach