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Ensis directus

(Conrad, 1843)

Erling Svensen Marco: Here is a picture of a Ensis - Norway.

Marco Faasse Thanks Erling Svensen, very similar, except for the missing red dots.

Marco Faasse By the way, I think this is not Ensis directus/americanus? That alien hasn't reached Norway I hope?

Erling Svensen I think this is Ensis arcuatus, but we have 4 species in Norway.

Marco Faasse Here near the coast 99% is E. directus ...

Erling Svensen The E. directus came to Norway some years ago, but we find it (so far) only from Oslo to Kristiansand (Southermost parts). Here the most common is Ensis arcuatus and Phaxas pellucidus. We also have the very big E. siliqua, and the Solen marginatus.

Message posted on Seasearch Identifications on 11 Jun 2012
Animalia (Kingdom)
  Mollusca (Phylum)
    Bivalvia (Class)
      Heterodonta (Subclass)
        Euheterodonta (Infraclass)
           Euheterodonta (Order)
            Solenoidea (Superfamily)
              Pharidae (Family)
                Ensis (Genus)
                  Ensis directus (Species)
Associated Species