Distribution in scandinavian waters
Maximum length: 5 cm.
Appearance: The shell is more distorted compared with the common
cockle. The colour varys from a pale or dirty white to light brown
and the shell has radial
grooves that reach far beyond the mantle line.
Depth: 0-10 m.
down into sandy and clayey bottoms.
Classification: The lagoon cockle is a member of the mussel group
under the molluscs.