General Description

Shells of this species are dark brown with an exterior sculpture of fine radial lines (striae) and distinctive outer coating (periostracum) of long, barbed, coarse hairs. Shell up to 6 cm across.


This species attaches to rocks by a group of threads called a byssus.


South-eastern and eastern Australia.


Attached to rock, from intertidal areas to depth of 15 m.

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