Lamp Shell

Magellania flavescens (Lamarck, 1819)

Lampshells superficially resemble, but are not related to, bivalve molluscs. They have upper and lower valves (shells) and a horny stalk (pedicle) that is used to fix them to the substrate. The pedicle projects from a hole (foramen) in the lower valve. The shape of the lower valve resembles an ancient Roman lamp

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What habitats does Magellania flavescens live in?

On or under rocks on rocky reefs and in rubble around moderately-sheltered to open coasts

What is the distribution of Magellania flavescens?

Southern and south-eastern Australia including Tasmania

How big does Magellania flavescens grow?

Can grow to around 4cm

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