Large solid shell (up to 90mm in length). The shell is highly polished with numerous and irregular concentric rings. Reddish-brown often with a pink tinge with darker rays. The periostracum is think and resembles a coat of varnish.
- Pallial sinus is broadly foliaceous
- Stout anterior lateral tooth in the left valve
Shallow burrower in clean sand where it filter feeds.
Not uncommon. From SW Britain down to Iberian Oeninsula and into the Mediterranean.
The map provided here shows the distribution of the species based on Conchological Society data.