Shell moderately large to large, transversely ovate, capacious, narrowly rounded at the anterior end, and broadly winged posteriorly. Creamy-white, stained reddish-purple over the dorso-posterior area, and covered by a thick reddish-chestnut periostracum, that develops stiff hair-like tufts, towards growing margin of shell
What habitats does Modiolus areolatus live in?
Lives subtidally and offshore amongst rocks and seaweed, especially in moderately sheltered environments; often embedded in sponges
What is the distribution of Modiolus areolatus?
Endemic to southeastern and southwestern Australia (NSW, TAS, VIC, SA and WA). In Tasmanian waters, this is a widespread and common species
How big does Modiolus areolatus grow?
Typical shell-length 90 mm
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