Diemenensis Venus Shell

Notocallista diemenensis (Hanley, 1844)

A member of the venus clams this species lives burried in the sand and is often washed up along Tomahawk Beach.

How to identify Notocallista diemenensis?

A white to tan shell featuring overlayed comarginal and radial stripes that vary in colour and darken towards the hinge. The inside may have a pruple hue

What habitats does Notocallista diemenensis live in?

Can be found burried in sand subtidally

What is the distribution of Notocallista diemenensis?

Southeastern Australia from NSW to SA including around Tasmania

How big does Notocallista diemenensis grow?

Can grow to around 35mm

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