- Enigma Venus
- Ladder Venus
- Sand Cockle
Shells of this species are solid, ovate and somewhat inflated. Exterior cream with brown markings, these may be zigzag lines or blotches, and interior white often with splashes of purple. Exterior sculpture of strong even concentric ridges. Shell up to 4 cm across.
Two other similar looking species from this genus group also occur in Victoria and are difficult to distinguish from this species. All three species are commercially harvested and sold as clams in fish markets. The group are seen to have potential for aquaculture.
Intertidal sand flats or in estuaries.
Plankton or Particles
Native to Australia
- DSE Advisory List : Not listed
- EPBC Act 1999 : Not listed
- IUCN Red List : Not listed