Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Endemic to southern Australia and Tasmania.
Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cmCommon length : 5.1 cm SHL male/unsexed; (Ref. 360)
Shell: delicate, moderately swollen, equivalve and inequilateral, yellowish-whitish in color; sculpture has thin pink concentric lamellae, well-spaced, curve, grooved on the outer surface, prolonged posteriorly to form a spoutlike process; in between lamellae are thin growth lines; very longe ligament deeply set in the dorsal margin runs from the umbones to the end of the hinge which is heterodont with only three cardinal teeth on each valve; muscle scars almost equal (dimyarian, isomyarian); Pallial line has a shallow sinus (sinopalliate). Body: pair of gills each has two series of lamellae extensively fused in interlamellar junctions (eulamellabranch); foot and siphon moderately developed.
Members of the class Bivalvia are mostly gonochoric, some are protandric hermaphrodites. Life cycle: Embryos develop into free-swimming trocophore larvae, succeeded by the bivalve veliger, resembling a miniature clam (Ref. 833).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Members of the class Bivalvia are mostly gonochoric, some are protandric hermaphrodites. Life cycle: Embryos develop into free-swimming trocophore larvae, succeeded by the bivalve veliger, resembling a miniature clam.
Sabelli, B. and H.S. Feinberg (eds.). 1879. (Ref. 360)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 120744)
CITES status (Ref. 108899)
Threat to humans
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Estimates of some properties based on models