Anadara notabilis

Species attached and projecting from soft bottoms

Anadara notabilis:

Bloody or Eared Ark. thick, heavy sturdy, rather oblong, up to 6 cm in length. Beaks well elevated. Anterior end short and rounded, posterior longer and squarish. Hinge teeth small and numerous. About 25 strong radiating ribs crossed by thread-like lines. Colour white, with silky brown periostracum. Shallow water species, on muddy bottoms or partially buried in turtle grass areas.