Warty venus (Venus verrucosa)
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Recorded distribution in Britain and IrelandMost records are from the Shetland Isles and western Scotland, Wales and Ireland. Limited records on the east and south coast of England.
HabitatVenus verrucosa is found partly buried in sand and gravel substrata. It is most commonly found from the low intertidal down to about 100 m.
- A bivalve mollusc with equally sized valves that grows to a maximum of 7 cm.
- Off-white to brown in colour, darkest at the outer edges.
- 20 or more prominent radiating ridges intersected by grooves creating erect spines.
- The escutcheon, covering the ligament, is much wider in the left valve and is marked with brown stripes.
- The internal surface is white in colour.
- Each valve has three cardinal teeth positioned below the umbo.
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Last Updated: 17/04/2008