Sand Cockle

Katelysia scalarina (Lamarck, 1818)

One of the species that has been commerciall harvested intially in the early 1960's for bait but in 1980 was sold in fish markets for human consumption as clams.

How to identify Katelysia scalarina?

This species has a solid shell the features ribbed growth lines the colour can varied from creams to browns and can also feature a zigzag or blotched line patern in the shell.

What habitats does Katelysia scalarina live in?

Intertidal sand flats or in estuaries

What is the distribution of Katelysia scalarina?

Southern Australia From WA to NSW including Tasmania

How big does Katelysia scalarina grow?

Can grow up to around 4cm

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