Scientific name: Arctica islandica
This large burrowing bivalve is found on sandy seabeds around much of the UK. It is the longest-lived animal known to man, with one individual found to be 507 years old!
StatisticsLength: Up to 13cm
On the OSPAR list of threatened and/or declining species and habitats in the North Sea. It is a Feature of Conservation Importance for which Marine Conservation Zones can be designated.