Spisula solida

The surf clam (Spisula solida) is a medium-sized marine clam, or bivalve mollusc, commonly found in the waters surrounding Great Britain. Up to 5 centimetres (2.0 in) long, it is like many clams a sediment-burrowing filter feeder.[1][2]

Surf clam
Spisula solida.jpg
External view of a shell of the surf clam
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Mollusca
Class: Bivalvia
Subclass: Heterodonta
Order: Venerida
Superfamily: Mactroidea
Family: Mactridae
Genus: Spisula
S. solida
Binomial name
Spisula solida

This species of clam is found at scattered locations around the British and Irish coasts.


  1. ^ Spisula solida, a MarLIN entry
  2. ^ Spisula solida ,a Marbef entry