This humpback scallop, Chlamys distorta, is attached to the base of a granite boulder on the lower shore in Belle Greve Bay on Guernsey's east coast. As an adult the right valve of this scallop is cemented permanently to the substrate it attaches to. This individual had a shell length of about 3 cm. It was photographed on the 8 February 2008.
File No. BG 080208 2908
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