Double-Rayed Sunset Clam

Hiatula biradiata (W. Wood, 1815)

The shells of this species are quite large, elongate, thin and can be easily identified by the thin, flaky, green-brown external coating (periostracum). Exterior colour cream with tinges of pink and/or purple, with two pale radial rays

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What habitats does Hiatula biradiata live in?

In sand or mud areas of sheltered bays, from low tide to depth of 3 m

What is the distribution of Hiatula biradiata?

Endemic to southeastern and southwestern Australia (NSW, TAS, VIC, SA and WA)

How big does Hiatula biradiata grow?

Typical shell-length 70 mm

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