The shells of this species are quite large, elongate, thin and can be easily identified by the thin, flaky, green-brown external coating (periostracum). Exterior colour cream with tinges of pink and/or purple, with two pale radial rays extending from rounded apex (umbo) to postero-ventral margin. Interior colour variable, often purplish. Shell up to 7 cm across.
These shells are deep burrowers in sand or muddy sand areas and are deposit feeders. They can occur in large numbers.
In sand or mud areas of sheltered bays, from low tide to depth of 3 m.
Most states of Australia.
Recorded in Australia
- DSE Advisory List : Not listed
- EPBC Act 1999 : Not listed
- IUCN Red List : Not listed