General Description

The shells of this species are light, fragile and brittle. They are usually white to cream in colour, some with pink near the rounded apex (umbo). Sculpture of over 50 fine radial ribs. Shell up to 6 cm across.


This species may be found in large numbers on the sea floor. Like other Australian cockles, this species is not commercially harvested for food, although one northern species was an important element in the food sources of indigenous communities. They are filter feeders.


Most states of Australia.


In sand and mud, to depth of 30 m.

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