It is a variety of Galician clam noted for its taste, quality and price. It is typically found in gray or cream color, with some more intense tone stripes and fine lines in the shell, parallel to the edge. The clam is a bivalve that lives buried into the sand in the intertidal zone. This area becomes a real cropland where men and women gather this precious shellfish. It is one of the most prized varieties of clams in gastronomy. It is usually eaten raw and cooked. Its flesh is soft and tasty, perfect for rice dishes and ‘a la marinera’ (an Spanish recipe).