- Thetis Cockle
The shells of this species have numerous very fine radial lines (striae) which in posterior area bear numerous minute scales. Exterior of shell is cream coloured, often with radial rays or blotches of orange or pink. Interior of shell white, may be with splashes of orange or pink, particularly near hinge area. Shell up to 15 mm across.
The shells of this species are small and delicate. Like other Australian cockles, this species is not commercially harvested for food, although one northern species was an important element in the food sources of indigenous communities.
On sand or mud areas.
Most states of Australia.
- DSE Advisory List : Not listed
- EPBC Act 1999 : Not listed
- IUCN Red List : Not listed