Shining Venus Shell

Eumarcia fumigata Sowerby, 1853

The shells of this species are quite solid, elongate, ovate, with a smooth shiny exterior. Valve rounded apex (umbo) in anterior quarter of shell. Exterior shell colour variable, cream to variously marked with zig-zag brown and/or lighter or darker radial rays, a fine external coating (periostracum) may be present. Interior of shell is usually white sometimes with splashes of yellow and/or pink

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What habitats does Eumarcia fumigata live in?

Sand to sandy mud from the low tide mark to a depth of around 5m

What is the distribution of Eumarcia fumigata?

South-eastern Australia

How big does Eumarcia fumigata grow?

Can grow to around 5cm

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