Antigona persimilis (Iredale, 1930)

Photographer: 
Ian Shaw
Date: 
Sunday, 6 May 2007
Location: 
NW Solitary Island
Depth: 
11m
Photographer: 
Ian Shaw
Date: 
Sunday, 6 May 2007
Location: 
NW Solitary Island
Depth: 
11m
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.