Enw gwyddonol: Limaria hians
It's easy to see where this stunning bivalve got its name from - the bright orange tentacles emerging from the shell really do look like flames!
YstadegauLength: Up to 4cm
File shell beds are Priority Habitat under the UK Post-2010 Biodiversity Framework and a priority marine feature in Scotland's seas. Nature Conservation Marine Protected Areas are designated to protect Flame shells in Scottish waters.