Wales Beach Guide

White Piddock
Barnea CandidaFound at : Prestatyn Beach

The White Piddock has an elongated oval shell, off-white in colour with ridges and radiating lines which become markedly narrower towards the posterior end. The anterior lines (nearest the centre of the photo) bear small spines. Piddocks have an apophysis (small projection) inside the shell near the beak. Up to 2½ inches long.