Common Mussel (Mytilus edulis)
|Bonnet Shell||Common Limpet|
|Black Footed Limpet||China Limpet|
|Slipper Limpet||Common Tusk Shell|
|Cowrie Shell||European Cowrie|
The common mussel is widespread on rocky shores and river estuaries throughout Britain and Ireland. Living specimens are densely packed on rocks, anchored by fine strands. The shell exterior is blue-black in colour, inside is white graduating to dark blue. Up to 4 inches long.