Boring Venus Shell

Irus crenatus (Lamarck, 1818)

An elongated shell that is more retanular with a well defined sculture featuring numerous fine radial and concentric lines (Striae) that intersect. The shell colour varies with and may have blotches of purple.

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What habitats does Irus crenatus live in?

Lives subtidally embedded in hard sediments such as compacted mud and soft rock

What is the distribution of Irus crenatus?

Most states of Southern Australia From WA to QLD in cluding Tasmania

How big does Irus crenatus grow?

Can grow to around 40mm

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