Bedeva paivae (Crosse, 1864)

Bedeva paivae
Bedeva paivae
Photographer: 
Steve Smith
Date: 
Tuesday, 19 July 2011
Location: 
Red Rock Estuary
Depth: 
3m
Distribution:

Common in the Solitary Islands Marine Park. Endemic to Australia, recorded from Cairns, Qld, to Shark Bay, WA, including Tasmania.

Ecological Notes:

Intertidal, found under rocks, especially in seagrass, mussel or oyster beds, particularly in estuaries.

Additional Notes:

A common species that bores holes in oysters and mussels. Grows to 32mm, commonly 20mm in length.

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