A burrowing bivalve mollusc of temperate and warm seas, with concentric growth rings and irregular coloured markings.
- Genus Venerupis, family Veneriidae.
- Nowadays, oyster and mussel farmers have been joined by farmers of carpet shell clams.
- Look for the shells of common species such as cockles, trough shells, sand gapers, carpet shells, razor shells, striped Venus and thin tellins.
- Fauna and fauna include live cockles, trough shells, carpet shells and tellins.
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