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Spiny Cockle

e Spiny Cockle (Acanthocardia aculeata), also known as the Red Nose is a species of Bivalve

This species can grow up to 100mm long, but is often smaller. Similar to the Prickly Cockle (A. echinata), this species differs from the fact that in the Prickly Coclke, the cardinal teeth in the left valve are similar in size. This species is found in sandy seas from 10m deep. This species is found around Britain.