Very solid shell up to about 13cm in length. The surface is sculptured with numerous irregular fine concentric raised lines. The outside of the shell is white, yellow or brown. The inside is white, soemetimes with a pink tint. The pallial line is not indented with a pallial sinus.
Key identification features
- Pallial line not indented with a pallial sinus
- Crenulations on hinge plates in from of the anterior cardinal tooth.
Ecology and behaviour
Shallow burrower in muddy sand where it feeds by filtering phytoplankton.
Distribution and status
Common. Distributed from Norway south to the Bay of Biscay
The map provided here shows the distribution of the species based on Conchological Society data.