- Smoked Venerid
The shells of this species are quite solid, elongate, ovate, with a smooth shiny exterior. Valve rounded apex (umbo) in anterior quarter of shell. Exterior shell colour variable, cream to variously marked with zig-zag brown and/or lighter or darker radial rays, a fine external coating (periostracum) may be present. Interior of shell is usually white sometimes with splashes of yellow and/or pink. Shell up to 5 cm across.
This species is preyed upon by sea snails (gastropod species in the family Naticidae and Muricidae), sea stars and fish.
In sand or sandy mud, from low tide to depth of 5 m.
Recorded in Australia
- DSE Advisory List : Not listed
- EPBC Act 1999 : Not listed
- IUCN Red List : Not listed