Fragile shell up to about 1 cm in length. The colour is usually reddish / yellowish white but can include white pink, orange and brown sometimes aranged in streaks or blotches. Sculpture of concentric ridges.
- Relatively deep pallial sinus
- Oval in outline
- Moerella donacina has a much deeper pallial sinus
Burrows in coarse sand or shell gravel where it feeds on organic detritus picked up through the siphon.
From Norway south to the Iberian Peninsula and into the Mediterranean.