Antigona persimilis (Iredale, 1930)

Common Name: 
Venus Clam
Distribution: 

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.

References: 

Graham J. Edgar. Australian Marine Life, 2nd Edition, 2008. Reed New Holland Publishers. p.334.
Atlas of Living Australia website at https://bie.ala.org.au/species/urn:lsid:biodiversity.org.au:afd.taxon:e8.... Accessed 16/10/2018.