Tongue-shaped Angel's Wing

Barnea obturamentum (Hedley, 1893)

This shell that stands out for its unique shape and features known locally from washed up shells along the beach

How to identify Barnea obturamentum?

A white shell that is somewhat tongue shaped with visible concentric growth laminae the posterior margin is broader than the beak and more rounded

What habitats does Barnea obturamentum live in?

Can be found burrowing in and and mud subtidally.

What is the distribution of Barnea obturamentum?

Most australian states from Western Australia to Queensland including around Tasmania

How big does Barnea obturamentum grow?

Can grow to around 70mm Long

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