Imitating File Shell

Limaria imitans Stuardo, 1968

Information Incertae Sedis This species naming is not fully recognised at this point in time, so ALA and the AFD have it group as a genus rather than a species for now this means distribution maps are for all species within that genus and not just limited to those found in Southern Australia

Shells of species are thin and often translucent. The valves are swollen and the shells gape at both ends. There are no teeth on the hinge line. When alive, these species can be recognized by the fact that the soft tissues are red and a large number of tentacles are visible beyond the edges of the shell

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What habitats does Limaria imitans live in?

Lives subtidally amongst seaweed and seagrass

What is the distribution of Limaria imitans?

Southern Australia From SA to QLD including Tasmania

How big does Limaria imitans grow?

Can grow to around 25mm

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