Gaping File-Shell (Lima Hians)
Latin name: Lima hians
Common name: Gaping file-shell
Other names: Spiny lima
Distribution: Mediterranean, Atlantic, English Channel.
Habitat: From lower shore down to 100 metres.
Size: Up to 2.5cm long.
Shape: Asymmetrical with about 50 spiny ribs.
Colour: White, becoming more dirty-looking when older.