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Xylophaga praestans E. A. Smith, 1903 (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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