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Below are three images of the first specimen of the poorly-ribbed cockle, Acanthocardia paucicostata recorded from UK coastal waters. The specimen was found in the west Solent area in 2016 (Barfield, 2017).
Barfield, P. (2017). First evidence of the poorly ribbed cockle, Acanthocardia paucicostata (G. B. Sowerby II, 1834) in UK waters. Journal of Conchology, 42(6), 537-539. ISSN: 0022-0019.
A second articulated, dead, specimen of A. paucicostata was collected by Sea-nature Studies in late 2017 from an intertidal site in the Solent. This specimen was slightly larger and measured 27.3mm (length) × 26.58mm (width) × 21mm (breadth). The new location was roughly, 5km from the initial find reported by Barfield (2017). Below are four images of this additional specimen of the poorly ribbed cockle, note the fine riblets or, striations between and across the ribs (bottom right).
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