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Depth range based on 8 specimens in 1 taxon.

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  Depth range (m): 8 - 51

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Depth range (m): 8 - 51
 
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Glycymeris nummaria

Glycymeris nummaria is a species of saltwater clam, a marine bivalve mollusc in the family Glycymerididae, the bittersweet clams.

Description[edit]

The shell of an adult Glycymeris nummaria can be as large as 60 millimetres (2.4 in). It is quite thick, almost circular in shape, with a sculpture of radiating striae and fine concentric lines. The surface is dull and may be dark or pale brown, but also whitish-yellowish. Inside of the shell is glossy, white or pale yellow, often with irregular brown markings.

Distribution and habitat[edit]

This species is widespread from Norway to the Mediterranean Sea. It lives in sandy-muddy gravels offshore to depths of about 100 metres (330 ft).

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