Fan Mussel

What is it: 

The fan mussel is one of Britain's largest molluscs growing up to 48cm in length it is found embedded in the sediment with one end protruding into the water column. It is one of the most endangered molluscs in the UK and considered nationally scarce, with over 50% of recent records from Scottish waters on the western and northern coasts. The densest known bed of fan mussels has been discovered recently in a dredge spoil disposal site off Canna.

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