• Kingdom: Animalia
  • Phylum: Mollusca
  • Class: Bivalvia
  • Order: Veneroida
  • Family: Psammobiidae
  • Scientific name: Gari fervensis
  • Norwegian: flammeskjell


The shell is more than twice as long as deep. It can reach a length of 5 cm. It has a large number of clearly visible concentric ridges. The most characteristic feature is perhaps the keel starting in apex and running to one of the opposite corners. It has a very thin and long siphon.


It lives buried in mixed sand and gravel in the subtidal zone.


The Faroe sunset shell is registered from Finnmark, Norway in the north to the Mediterranean and West African coast in the south.