Shells of this species are dark brown with an exterior sculpture of fine radial lines (striae) and distinctive outer coating (periostracum) of long, barbed, coarse hairs. Shell up to 6 cm across.
This species attaches to rocks by a group of threads called a byssus.
Attached to rock, from intertidal areas to depth of 15 m.
South-eastern and eastern Australia.
Recorded in Australia
- DSE Advisory List : Not listed
- EPBC Act 1999 : Not listed
- IUCN Red List : Not listed