Pismo clam

Order: 
Veneroida
Family: 
Mactridae

Marine bivalve mollusc. Solid shell, with subtriangular contour, symmetrical valves with central umbo. Smooth and shiny surface, with growth lines. Deep pallial sinus, without reaching the center of the valve. Edge of valves is smooth. Color of valves: white external and internal. Up to 4 cm in length.

International Designations

Germany: 
Dickschalige Trogmuschel
France: 
Mactre solide
Portugal: 
Amêijoa-branca
UK: 
Pismo clam
Fishing gears: 
Aquaculture
Dregdes
FAO code: 
ULO
Scientific name: 
Spisula solida
Type: 
Molluscs
Fishing areas: 
Area 27: the Northeastern part of the Atlantic Ocean
Area 37: the Mediterranean Sea and the Black Sea