Common otter shell

Common otter shell

Lutraria lutraria
Scale 6 Diat: herbivore , Hierachy 2


Animalia, Mollusca, Bivalvia

To feed on algae or other suspended particles of size 2-3, this bivalve uses a siphon which can reach several times the length of its shell.

Habitats: rocky & sandy shore

Graphic by UK Marine