Modiolus adriaticus

Range & Status

A filter feeding bivalve found in sandy mud or gravel which is found along the south coast of England from the Isles of Scilly to Kent, and on the west coast to north Wales. Also present on the west coast of Ireland. Elsewhere found from the Baltic Sea to the Iberian Peninsula and into the Mediterranean and Black Sea. Recently living specimens were found in Cornwall from SA18/VC1 and SA20/VC1/VC2 whilst valves only were found in SA18/VC2 and old records from the Isles of Scilly.