Banded Ark

Barbatia pistachia (Lamarck, 1819)

Elongate to ovate, often irregular, with exterior sculpture of fine radial ribs crossed by concentric striae. Bristly external coating (periostracum) at valve margins, particularly ventral and posterior areas

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What habitats does Barbatia pistachia live in?

Lives subtidally and offshore embedded in sponges, especially in areas with strong currents

What is the distribution of Barbatia pistachia?

Southern Australian coasts from WA to QLD including Tasmania

How big does Barbatia pistachia grow?

Can grow to around 70mm

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