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Xylophaga praestans (a piddock)

Date: 18 May 2008
OS grid ref: NS03
Lat/Lon: 55° 40' N, 5° 10' W
Location: Vice County: Clyde Islands, VC100, Scotland
Voucher: 18/05/2008[M]
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Stage or state: Dead shell
Record Summary: dead shells and borings in washed-up driftwood
Identification Notes: Drfitwood containing borings of this species and ?Nototeredo norvegica.

Shells 6mm long (hinge to margin), with c. 24 ridges.

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