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.