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Molluscs of Tasmania

Mytilidae: Amygdalum striatum (Hutton, 1873) (‘Beddome’s pearly-mussel’)

Synonym(s): striatum Hutton, 1873 aboerescens Chemnitz, 1795 beddomei Iredale, 1924.

Typical shell-length 50 mm. Lives subtidally and offshore on sand and mud, amongst a cluster of its own byssal threads. Native. Occurs in southeastern and southwestern Australia (NSW, TAS, VIC, SA and WA); also elsewhere in the Indo-Pacific.


Class: Bivalvia
Subclass: Pteriomorphia
Order: Mytiloida
Superfamily: Mytiloidea
Family: Mytilidae
Genus: Amygdalum

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