Solid shell up to about 6.5cm in length. White or cream often with pink or purple radiating rays. Inside purple or yellow. Partially covered with a dark green/brown epidermis. Glossy. Sculpture of concentric lines and very fine radiating lines.
- No lateral teeth
- Posterior end of shell slightly angled
- Prominent gape at posterior end
- Gari fervensis has a sharper keel and more angled posterior edge
Burrows in sand or coarse sand
From Norway south to the Iberian Peninsula and into the Mediterranean.