Solid shell up to 4cm in length. Light yellow or olive sometimes flecked with cream or white. Inside of shell white; sometimes stained orange or purple. The surface is sculptured with a few concentric lines. Pallial sinus deep and partially confluent with pallial line.
- Wedge shaped shell which is triangular in outline
- Smooth margin
- Donax vittatus has a coarsely serrated margin
Found just below the surface in firm sand on exposed shores where it feeds on suspended organic matter collected through relatively short sipons.
Extends from the south and west coasts of Britain to the Mediteranean and along the Atlantic coast of Morocco.