|Researched by||Susie Ballerstedt||Refereed by||Admin|
|Other common names||-||Synonyms||Cerastoderma ovale , Cerastoderma ovale , Parvicardium ovale|
A small, yellowish-white, obliquely oval cockle up to 13 mm in length. It has 24-26 radiating ribs, anteriorly bearing blunt scales and posteriorly bearing small spines. In the middle region the ribs are smooth. The concentric ridges are poorly developed. The right shell valve has two anterior teeth and one posterior lateral tooth whilst the left valve has only one anterior tooth and one posterior lateral tooth. The margins of the valves have deep crenulations with grooves on the inner surface extending a long way in from the margin towards the beak. The inner surface is a glossy white.
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Last Updated: 17/10/2005