General Description

The shells of this species are solid, somewhat inflated, exterior dirty white, interior white, internal ligament narrow, hinge teeth not grooved. Shell up to 3 cm across.


This species can occur in great numbers in suitable habitats, such as estuaries and mud flats. It is often found in areas with other bivalves. Some of its predators include snails living in the sand. Related species from New Zealand are larger and commercially harvested.


Southern Australia.


In sand and mud areas.

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