Specimen collected by Celia Pain from Dartmouth. Length = 47mm.
<em>Scrobicularia plana</em> (da Costa, 1778)
CommonFrom Norwegian Sea and Baltic down to the Iberian Peninsula and into the Mediterranean.
Burrows to a depth of about 25cm in clay or soft mud often generally in areas of reduced salinity such as fjords or estuaries. Often occurs in great abundances.
Solid shell, but thin, up to about 6 cm in length. Shell not glossy and grey, light yellow or light brown in colour. Surface of shell is sculptured with irregular concentric lines. Pallial sinus relatively deep and its edge is partially confluent with the pallial line.