A smooth, wedge-shaped clam, longer than high, varying in colour from creamy white, pale brown or green and tinged sometimes with mauve or pink, usually found around 5-6 cm (2") in across. They are found in the sand in the intertidal zones where waves are high, about 10 cm (4 cm) under the surface. They are found all round the coasts of Australia but are particularly taken in the south east. They are useful in soups.

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