Arched razor shell

Order: 
Euheterodonta
Family: 
Solenidae

Marine bivalve mollusc. Shell elongate and compressed that facilitates its burial. It is equivalve and is open at its anterior ends, where it draws the funnels, and posterior, where it extracts a muscular foot. The leaflets of the genus Ensis have an external ligament, a pallial sinus, a cardinal tooth and a lateral tooth in the right valve and two cardinal teeth and two lateral teeth in the left valve. Unlike sword razor shell (Ensis siliqua) it has a greater curvature in the ventral axis.

International Designations

Germany: 
Schwertmuschel
France: 
Couteau
UK: 
Arched razor shell
Fishing gears: 
Aquaculture
Trawls
Dregdes
FAO code: 
EQK
Scientific name: 
Ensis magnus=Ensis arcuatus
Type: 
Molluscs
Fishing areas: 
Area 27: the Northeastern part of the Atlantic Ocean
Area 37: the Mediterranean Sea and the Black Sea
Fishing seasons: 
ENE
FEB
MAR
ABR
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JUN
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AGO
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DIC