Otterschelp

The (Ordinary) otter shell is a rather thin-shelled shell. The shape is elongated and the shell is fairly flat. The valves yawn at both ends. The top and bottom edges are parallel and the top is slightly beside the middle. The exterior is almost smooth with a sculpture of fine growth lines, but may be slightly weathered

In Belgium and the Netherlands the shell is fairly rare to locally fairly common. Several windings often wash up after strong winds. Since 2003 the otter shell has been found much more often on our beaches, and so we see them among the fishing of the knife heads. It is generally found in Brittany and further extends from the Norwegian Sea and the Baltic Sea to the Iberian Peninsula, the Mediterranean Sea and in West Africa to Senegal and Guinea. This species has also been observed along the coasts of South Africa.

In Belgium and the Netherlands the shell is fairly rare to locally fairly common. Several windings often wash up after strong winds. Since 2003 the otter shell has been found much more often on our beaches, and so we see them among the fishing of the knife heads. It is generally found in Brittany and further extends from the Norwegian Sea and the Baltic Sea to the Iberian Peninsula, the Mediterranean Sea and in West Africa to Senegal and Guinea. This species has also been observed along the coasts of South Africa.

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