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582:Natural History Museum > Seashells - Bivalves

submitted by Museum Administration on 20.10.2003

Complete European Oyster

Complete European Oyster, Ostrea edulis, top and bottom valves still together. 4 cm long. Photograph ©James Prineas, 2003

581:Natural History Museum > Seashells - Bivalves

submitted by Museum Administration on 20.10.2003

Pearl Oyster

Exterior, top valve of a Pearl Oyster, Pinctada margaritifera, quite surprising to see on Kythera. Found 2003 on Diakofti Beach. 4 cm long, 5 cm wide. Photograph ©James Prineas, 2003

580:Natural History Museum > Seashells - Bivalves

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Pearl Oyster interior

Interior of a Pearl Oyster, Pinctada margaritifera, showing the brilliant mother-of-pearl lining. 4 cm by 5 cm, found on Diakofti Beach. Photograph ©James Prineas, 2003

579:Natural History Museum > Seashells - Bivalves

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Portuguese Oyster

Crassostrea angulata, the Portuguese Oyster. The exterior is gray and white with just a touch of pink near the hinge. 7 cm long. Photograph ©James Prineas, 2003

578:Natural History Museum > Seashells - Bivalves

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Thorny Oyster interior

The smooth white interior of a Thorny Oyster, Spondylus gaederopus, showing the strong, brown hinge-teeth and a yellowish muscle scar. 7 cm long. Photograph ©James Prineas, 2003

577:Natural History Museum > Seashells - Bivalves

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Thorny Oyster exterior

Exterior of a Thorny Oyster shell, Spondylus gaederopus, thick and tough and funky, and encrusted with various invertebrates. 7 cm long. Photograph ©James Prineas, 2003

575:Natural History Museum > Seashells - Bivalves

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Spiked Thorny Oyster

A gorgeous little Thorny Oyster, Spondylus gaederopus, delicately ribbed and showing several sharp, thorn-like projections. Bright purple, 2.5 cm long. Photograph ©James Prineas, 2003

574:Natural History Museum > Seashells - Bivalves

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Peplum Scallop

Both valves of a little white scallop, Peplum clavatum. Each valve, 2.3 cm long. Photograph ©James Prineas, 2003

573:Natural History Museum > Seashells - Bivalves

submitted by Museum Administration on 20.10.2003

Flexopecten Scallops

Two small, unmatched valves of a scallop, perhaps Flexopecten flexuosus. 1.3 and 1.5 cm long. Photograph ©James Prineas, 2003

572:Natural History Museum > Seashells - Bivalves

submitted by Museum Administration on 20.10.2003

Manupecten Scallop

A finely ribbed and brittle scallop shell of the species Manupecten pesfelis. 2.3 cm long. Photograph ©James Prineas, 2003

571:Natural History Museum > Seashells - Bivalves

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Several Small Scallops

A small collection of colorful scallop shells of the species Chlamys multistriata. 1 – 2 cm long. Photograph ©James Prineas, 2003

570:Natural History Museum > Seashells - Bivalves

submitted by Museum Administration on 20.10.2003

St James Shell, top valve

Top valve of a St James Shell, Pecten Jacobus, white with a deep pink blush beneath its wings. 4 cm long, 4.5 cm wide. Photograph ©James Prineas, 2003

569:Natural History Museum > Seashells - Bivalves

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St James Shell, bottom valve

The colorful, bottom valve of a Pecten Jacobus, or St James Shell. Quite common around Kythera. 5.5 cm long and 6 cm wide.

568:Natural History Museum > Seashells - Bivalves

submitted by Museum Administration on 20.10.2003

St James Shell, interior

The pure white interior of the top valve of a St James Shell, Pecten Jacobus. Also called the Fan Shell. Photograph ©James Prineas, 2003

566:Natural History Museum > Seashells - Bivalves

submitted by Museum Administration on 20.10.2003

Variegated Scallops

Two perfect Variegated Scallops, Chlamys varia, showing the ribs and scales of the external valve. 4 cm and 2 cm long. Photograph ©James Prineas, 2003

565:Natural History Museum > Seashells - Bivalves

submitted by Museum Administration on 20.10.2003

Variegated Scallop interior

The rich, purple interior of a Variegated Scallop, Chlamys varia. 4 cm long. Photograph ©James Prineas, 2003