Rare. Distributed from Denmark to the Iberian Peninsula and into the Mediterranean.
The map provided here shows the distribution of the species based on Conchological Society data held by the National Biodiversity Network (NBN). See terms and conditions.
The following datasets are included:
- Conchological Society of Great Britain & Ireland: marine mollusc records
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- Hinge has 10-20 teeth in a slight curve
- Round or oval shell
- The margin is smooth
Taxon details available from MolluscaBase (AphiaID 138791):
Asperarca nodulosa (O. F. Müller, 1776)
For the species account provided by Marine Bivalves of the British Isles click here.
The UK NBN Atlas entry for the species can be accessed via this link.
Solid shell up to 1.5cm in length. It is dirt white in colour with yellow-brown perisostracum. The inside of the shell is white. The surface is sculptured with fine concentric ridges and very fine radiating lines.