The color of the shell varies between brown, gray and black shades.
It presents a few more scored lines forming squares. It is the tougher and the cheapest clam.
This clam is a bivalve that lives buried in the sand in the intertidal zone. This area becomes a real cropland where men and women gather this precious shellfish. They are very tasty ‘a la marinera’ (an Spanish recipe), with rice or simply with lemon.