General Description

White bivalve. Both valves (shells) are a similar rounded triangular shape, smooth and slightly polished with some yellow staining. The part of the shell where the valves meet the hinge is relatively swollen. Up to 2.5 cm.


This marine bivalve is a filter feeder. It buries itself in sand and sandy mud.


All states of Australia in suitable coastal habitats.


Marine coastlines and estuaries in mud, preferring sheltered environments.

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