General Description

Shell with two halves joined by a hinge. Oval shape with circular (concentric) ridges around the shell. Often brightly-coloured inside and out with shades of yellow, red and purple. Shell up to 3 cm across.


Little Basket Shells burrow in soft sediments at the bottom of lakes and rivers. They feed on organic matter filtered from the water.


Mainland Australia.


Sand areas in shallow streams and rivers. Widespread in Australia.

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