Razor clam

Ensis spp. and Pharus legumen

WHERE CAN YOU FIND IT?

  • Atlantic
  • Mediterranean
  • Kattegat-Skagerrak

HOW TO MEASURE?

Shell length (cm)

DOES IT HAVE A LEGAL SIZE?

Yes

HOW TO MEASURE

DISTRIBUTION MAP


DISTRIBUTION

Present in the coastal areas of the North-east Atlantic, from Norway to the Iberian Peninsula in the south. Also found in the Mediterranean Sea.

ECOLOGY

Species found vertically burrowed on muddy and fine sandy bottoms from extreme low waters up to 60 m deep. They are suspension filter feeding species.

FISHERIES

Caught with dredges and to a lesser extent by hand by divers.

DID YOU KNOW

Razor clams can bury themselves vertically in a rapid manner adding water to the soil just below the surface, making the bottom softer and easier to penetrate.