Distribution in scandinavian waters

Maximum length: 5 cm.
Appearance: The shell has an off-white to light-yellow or light-brown colour and a fairly regular form. The ribed grooves on the inside of the shell are short and extend only a short way into the shell. A crosswise line that touches the backside of the ligament does not touch any other parts of the shell. Compare with the more rugged and angular mussel, cerastoderma lamarcki.
Depth: 0-20 m.
Environment: Digs down into the sediment.
Classification: The cockle is a member of the bivalve group under the molluscs.

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