Distribution in scandinavian waters
Maximum length: 2,7 cm.
Appearance: The shell from the Baltic macoma that has lived on
sandy bottoms, is thin and white, pink or yellow in colour, while those
that have lived on clayey bottoms have thicker shells and are blue or
dark red in colour. There are no lateral teeth by the hinge.
Depth: 0 - ca 30 m, but live deeper in the Baltic.
Environment: Lives dug
down in soft bottoms.
Misc: The species can be found in large concentrations, from
a few hundred, and up to a couple of thousand per m2.
Classification: The Baltic macoma is a member of the
bivalve group under the molluscs.