Distribution in scandinavian waters
Maximum length: 16 cm.
Appearance: Long, narrow and slightly curved shell with a green-yellow
to brown external colour. The external surface layer is usually worn
down on washed up examples and therefore usually white in colour.
Depth: 1 - approx. 20 m.
Environment: Lives dug
down in sandy bottoms with one of the narrow ends
Misc: This species has with help from man been imported from
North America to Europe. It is believed to have come to Sweden around
Classification: The Razor clam is a member of the mussel group
under the molluscs.