- Crenated Boring Venerid
Shell shape and sculpture varies: solid, elongate, approximately rectangular in outline. Sculpture well-defined, comprising numerous fine radial lines (striae) intersecting with numerous concentric lines (striae), giving a cancellate appearance. Concentric striae may be finely scaled (lamellate) posteriorly and/or along ventral margin. Exterior shell colour variable, often with blotches of purple, interior white with a brown or purple area in the posterior. Shell up to 4 cm across.
These bivalves are "rock nestlers", securing themselves to rocks by their byssal threads.
Nestled between rocks.
Most states of Australia.
Recorded in Australia
- DSE Advisory List : Not listed
- EPBC Act 1999 : Not listed
- IUCN Red List : Not listed