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Wales Beach Guide

Hunchback Scallop (Chlamys distorta)

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 GaperCommon Piddock
American PiddockBlunt Tellin
Rayed ArtemisSmooth Artemis
Warty VenusPeppery Furrow Shell
Edible OysterPortuguese Oyster
King ScallopVariegated Scallop
Hunchback Scallop
Striped Venus
Thick Trough ShellCut Trough Shell
Rayed Trough ShellBanded Wedge Shell
Faroe Sunset ShellThin Tellin
Baltic TellinBean Tellin
Pod RazorBean Razor
Curved Razor
Everything Else
Bonnet ShellCommon Limpet
Black Footed LimpetChina Limpet
Slipper LimpetCommon Tusk Shell
Cowrie ShellEuropean Cowrie
Hunchback Scallop

The Hunchback Scallop grows to about 1½ inches in length, with numerous fine radiating ribs and, as its name suggests, the shell appears uneven and distorted.