Rare lagoon cockles on Texel island


Lagoon cockle

Warden Erik van der Spek reports from Texel island in the Netherlands about research about molluscs in the Slufter area.

One of the species living there is the lagoon cockle. This is a rare species in the Netherlands. In the Wadden Sea region outside the dikes, it is only known from the Slufter and from Schiermonnikoog island. In Zeeland province it occurs a bit more.

In the Kreek van Madura water in the Slufter, researchers found many lagoon cockles. Other animal species there: Hydrobia ventrosa snail; common prawn; shore crab; common goby; pill woodlouse; and sandworm.

Dutch Wadden Sea common cockles: here.

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