Frilled Venus Shell

Bassina disjecta (Perry, 1811)

This species of bivalve has a distictive shell in that it has frills (lamellae) and whilst these are broken off easily due to their fragile nature the should show some sign of them. The colouration of this shell is normally white sometimes with some tan brownish colouration

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What habitats does Bassina disjecta live in?

Lives intertidally and subtidally in sand and mud

What is the distribution of Bassina disjecta?

From NSW to SA including Tasmania

How big does Bassina disjecta grow?

Can grow to around 60mm

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