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Molluscs of Tasmania

Arcidae – Bathyarcinae: Bathyarca perversidens Hedley, 1902 (‘odd-toothed ark-shell’)

Synonym(s): perversidens Hedley, 1902.

Typical shell-length 3.2 mm. Lives in offshore waters. Native. Endemic to southern and eastern Australia (QLD, NSW, TAS, VIC and SA). In Tasmanian waters, this this species is currently known only from single records offshore from the southeast and northwest coasts.


Class: Bivalvia
Subclass: Pteriomorphia
Order: Arcoida
Superfamily: Arcoidea
Family: Arcidae
Subfamily: Bachyarcinae
Genus: Bachyarca

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no coastal locality records for this species currently available