Shell up to about 2cm in length. Brittle. White in colour. Sculpture of fine concentric rings and radiating lines (but these may be worn away). Deep pallial sinus which is partially confluent with the pallial line.
- Sculpture includes radiating lines (but may be worn away)
Burrows in mud where it feeds on organic detritus picked up through the siphon.
A deep water species found, in particular, on the continental margin between 200 - 500m depth (but also at much greater depths). Distributed from the Norwegian Sea 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
Open an NBN Atlas interactive map of this data in a new window.
Taxon details available from MolluscaBase (AphiaID: 141434):
Abra longicallus (Scacchi, 1835)
For the species account provided by Marine Bivalves of the British Isles click here.
The UK National Biodiversity Network (NBN) Atlas entry for the species can be accessed via this link.