Specimen collected by AH Cook from Scilly Islands. Length = 8mm.
<em>Abra nitida</em> (O F Müller, 1776)
Common but local. Distributed from Northern Norway to the Mediterranean.
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Lives in muddy / muddy sand / muddy gravel bottoms where it feeds on organic detritus picked up through the siphon.
Shell up to just over 1cm long. Glossy, pearl white and sometimes translucent. Sculpture - fine concentric rings. Interior of shell translucent and glossy. Deep pallial sinus which is partially confluent with the pallial line.