Gaping File-Shell (Lima Hians)

Latin name: Lima hians
Common name: Gaping file-shell
Other names: Spiny lima
Class: Bivalvia
Genus: 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.