Distribution in scandinavian waters
Maximum diameter: 4,0 cm.
Appearance: The thick round shell is white in those
areas where the thin brown surface layer has been eroded.
Compare with the Smooth
and Rayed mussels.
Depth: 5-100 m.
Environment: Lives dug
down in soft bottoms.
Misc: Shells from the Northern lucine that are often found washed
up onto Swedish beaches are often old.
Classification: The Northern lucine is a member of
the bivalve group under the molluscs.