Antigona persimilis (Iredale, 1930)

Common Name: 
Venus Clam

Possibly common in the Solitary Islands Marine Park. Family represented worldwide. Distributed down the east coast of Australia from Torres Strait to southern New South Wales.

Ecological Notes: 

Frequents sand and rubble habitat.

Additional Notes: 

A filter feeder adapted for life in soft sediments. A highly developed gill system is used for feeding as well as respiration in most species. Specimen in photo about 25 mm across.


Graham J. Edgar. Australian Marine Life, 2nd Edition, 2008. Reed New Holland Publishers. p.334.
Atlas of Living Australia website at Accessed 16/10/2018.