Distribution in scandinavian waters
Maximum length: 4,4 cm.
Appearance: The shell has a pale yellow, off-white or brown colour.
Occasionally there are violet or red-brown markings. The shell has concentrical
growth lines that are parallel with the shell edge that are more pronounced
than the radial skulpture that build lines from the top of the shell
to the opposite side. Both shells have 3 distinct cardinal teeth. The
inside edge of the shell is smooth. Compare with the Pullet
Depth: 0-20 m.
Environment: Lives dug
down in soft bottoms.
Classification: The Golden carpet-shell
is a member of the bivalve group under the molluscs.