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Molluscs of Tasmania

Pinnidae: ‘Atrina’ (Servatrina) tasmanica (Tenison-Woods, 1876) (‘Tasmanian pen-shell’)

Synonym(s): tasmanica Tenison-Woods, 1876 dumosa Hedley, Cotton & Godfrey, 1938.

Typical shell-length 240 mm. The largest Tasmanian bivalve. Seldom beached intact. Lives subtidally in sand in moderately sheltered environments. Native. Endemic to southeastern Australia (NSW, TAS and VIC). In Tasmanian waters, this is a widespread species but seldom beached; most likely in the N.

Class: Bivalvia
Subclass: Pteriomorphia
Order: Pterioida
Superfamily: Pinnoidea
Family: Pinnidae
Genus: ‘Atrina’
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