Razor clam

Razor clam

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 upright.
Misc: This species has with help from man been imported from North America to Europe. It is believed to have come to Sweden around 1982.
Classification: The Razor clam is a member of the mussel group under the molluscs.

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