Species under Acanthocardia
n= 7
Species name Common name Distribution Max. Length (cm)
Acanthocardia aculeata
(Linnaeus, 1758)
Spiny cockle Northeast Atlantic and the Mediterranean 10.16
Acanthocardia deshayesii
(Payraudeau, 1826)
Mediterranean Sea
Acanthocardia echinata
(Linneaus, 1758)
European prickly cockle Arctic, Eastern Atlantic and the Mediterranean Sea
Acanthocardia mucronata
(Poli, 1795)
Mediterranean Sea
Acanthocardia paucicostata
(Sowerby II, 1841)
Poorly ribbed cockle Northeast Atlantic and the Mediterranean 3.578
Acanthocardia spinosa
(Solander, 1786)
Sand cockle Eastern Atlantic and the Mediterranean
Acanthocardia tuberculata
(Linnaeus, 1758)
Moroccan cockles Northeast Atlantic and the Mediterranean 7.705
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