Most bivalves bury into sandy or muddy bottoms for protection. Some live on much more special surface. The prickly jingle attaches itself to rocks, other shells or other solid material.
Both shells usually look the same in bivalves, but this is not the case for the prickly jingle. The side lying on the substrate is smooth and adheres to the substrate.
The prickly jingle has a white-tinted colour. It is found at various depths in the entire North Atlantic, but always on a hard surface, whether it be stone or other organisms.