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Molluscs of Tasmania

Arcidae – Arcinae: Acar botanica (Hedley, 1917) (‘Botany Bay ark-shell’)

Synonym(s): botanica Hedley, 1917.

Typical shell-length 10 mm. Lives subtidally and offshore. Native. Endemic to southeastern Australia (NSW and TAS). In Tasmanian waters, this species is currently known only from a single locality on the northeast coast.


Class: Bivalvia
Subclass: Pteriomorphia
Order: Arcoida
Superfamily: Arcoidea
Family: Arcidae
Subfamily: Anadarinae
Genus: Acar

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no coastal locality records for this species currently available