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submitted by Museum Administration on 17.10.2003

Saddle Oyster, lower valves

Saddle Oyster, lower valves
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The Common Saddle Oyster, Anomia ephippium has a thin, flat lower valve with a conspicuous saddle-shaped opening at the top. These lower valves are also called Jingle Shells, perhaps because of the musical, tinkling sound they make when shaken together. Photograph ©James Prineas, 2003

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