The shells of this species are delicate, fragile and easily recognised by the pale yellowish colouring and intricate brown patterns on posterior area of exterior shell. Valve rounded apex (umbo) near anterior end. Shell up to 5 cm across.
This species attaches to the substrate by a group of threads called a byssus.
On sand, or in nests formed by the byssus, at depths from 3 to 280 m.
- DSE Advisory List : Not listed
- EPBC Act 1999 : Not listed
- IUCN Red List : Not listed