Solid shell up to 6cm in length. White or fawn in colour; inside is white. Periostracum dark brown or green. Sculpture of concentric rings and ridges. Pallial sinus deep and is confluent with the pallial line for much of its length.
Key identification features
- Cylindrical shell gaping at both ends
- Right valve with two prominent cardinal teeth; left valve with one
- Solecurtus scopula has radial ribs on the valve surface
Ecology and behaviour
Burrows in think mud or muddy sand ? Feeds?
Distribution and status
Occasional. From the Norwegian Sea to the Mediterranean
The map provided here shows the distribution of the species based on Conchological Society data.