Found throughout the borders of the North-east Atlantic, from the west of Scotland to North-west Africa. Also found in the Mediterranean Sea.
Benthic species found burrowed in sandy bottoms of coastal areas down to 30 m, but occasionally as far as 180 m. It is a suspension feeder species.
Fished predominantly using bottom gears such as dredges.
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A long-life bivalve that can live over 40 years and reach a maximum length up to 10 cm.