American Piddock - Hoylake - March 2014

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American Piddock - Hoylake - March 2014

Postby SteveMcBill on Tue Mar 18, 2014 12:02 pm

American Piddock - Hoylake - March 2014:

An American Piddock (Petricola pholadiformis) shell (both valves attached, was found on Hoylake Beach - just to the west of the old Toilet Block, yesterday (17th March 2014).

http://www.marlin.ac.uk/speciesinformation.php?speciesID=4077

Steve

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Re: American Piddock - Hoylake - March 2014

Postby rogerwilkinson on Wed Apr 22, 2015 10:30 am

American Piddock  found 14 April 2015 East Hoyle Bank , Hoylake (1).JPG
American Piddock - 14 April 2015 - East Hoyle Bank, Hoylake

I found an American Piddock (Petricola pholadiformis) on East Hoyle Bank on 14 April this year (2015) - tightly closed - brought it home and didn't realise until it started smelling that it must had a live animal inside - opened it up to find a dead one! Wondered if it was a strange cockle that had developed asymmetrically and only just got round to identifying it using the Internet.

Roger Wilkinson

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American Piddock  found 14 April 2015 East Hoyle Bank , Hoylake (2).JPG
American Piddock - 14 April 2015 - East Hoyle Bank, Hoylake
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Re: American Piddock - Hoylake - March 2014

Postby SteveMcBill on Wed Apr 22, 2015 10:52 am

Nice find Roger - any chance you could put the record into RODIS please ??? If you would rather me put it in for you then just let me have teh Grid Ref and I will do so.

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Re: American Piddock - Hoylake - March 2014

Postby rogerwilkinson on Wed Apr 22, 2015 11:03 am

I have just added two photos. Would be pleased if you could add to RODIS for me. It was between the new lifeboat station and the offshore windmills - from map would say somewhere around SJ210915.

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Re: American Piddock - Hoylake - March 2014

Postby SteveMcBill on Wed Apr 22, 2015 11:48 am

Many thanks Roger - excellent photos - thanks for those. I will get it into RODIS asap.

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Re: American Piddock - Hoylake - March 2014

Postby SteveMcBill on Wed Apr 22, 2015 12:01 pm

Done !!! - :-)

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