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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