Lagoon cockle

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.
Environment: Digs down into sandy and clayey bottoms.
Classification: The lagoon cockle is a member of the mussel group under the molluscs.

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