Off-white to light brown, darkest about umbones and anterio-dorsal margin, periostracum deeper brown. Inner surfaces white and very glossy.
The foot is large and tongue-shaped, adapted in burrowing. The siphons are unequal, cylindrical, relatively short and united, save at the tips.
From lower shore to about 100 m, in sand and gravel.
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Pectunculus strigatus da Costa, 1778
Venus intersculpta G. B. Sowerby III, 1904
Venus lemanii Payraudeau, 1826
Venus nodosa Dunker, 1853
Venus simulans G. B. Sowerby I in Darwin, 1844
Venus subcordata Montagu, 1803
Venus tuberosa Deshayes, 1853
Venus verrucosa var. capensis G. B. Sowerby III, 1889