LAMP SHELLS (BRACHIOPODA)

S.M. Turk

Brachiopods are marine sessile animals with dorsal and ventral valves. They are very ancient and sparsely represented in our seas by 21 species (Brunton & Curry, 1979). Three have been found in Cornish waters.

Megathiris detruncata

Gwynia capsula

Glaciarcula spitzbergensis