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Mimachlamys asperrima (Lamarck, 1819)

The Shell has 20-26 ridges that radiate from the hinge to the edge colours range from orange, yellow to purple with the adults often encrusted with sponges.

Juveniles often found washed up locally and feel rough to the touch.

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What habitats does Mimachlamys asperrima live in?

Lives subtidally and offshore in crevices amongst rocks and seaweed

What is the distribution of Mimachlamys asperrima?

Southern Australia From Queensland to Western Australia including Tasmania where this is a common species

How big does Mimachlamys asperrima grow?

Can grow up to around 90 mm

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