Flame shell

Flame shell

Fame shell (Limaria hians).

Sometimes called file shell.

Flame shells have have characteristic fiery red tentacles and are able to bind together, often buried under a spongy mass, making them difficult to see. A rare species able to form Flame shell reefs and generally restricted to western Scotland.
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Location:
Loch Carron, Scotland
Camera
Nikon D80, Nikkor 60mm
Flame shell

Flame shell

Fame shell (Limaria hians).

Sometimes called file shell.

Flame shells have have characteristic fiery red tentacles and are able to bind together, often buried under a spongy mass, making them difficult to see. A rare species able to form Flame shell reefs and generally restricted to western Scotland.
Ref:
Date:
Location:
Loch Carron, Scotland
Camera
Nikon D80, Nikkor 60mm