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Molluscs of Tasmania

Carditidae – Carditamerinae: Centrocardita rosulenta (Tate, 1887) (‘rosy false-cockle’)

Synonym(s): rosulenta Tate, 1887.

Typical shell-length 30 mm. Lives subtidally and offshore in sand and mud. Native. Endemic to southeastern and southwestern Australia (NSW, TAS, VIC, SA and WA). In Tasmanian waters, this is a widespread species in the N, though seldom beached; rare or absent elsewhere. Beached shells from the S are likely to be subfossils, dating from a warmer period.


Class: Bivalvia
Subclass: Heterodonta
Order: Veneroida
Superfamily: Carditoidea
Family: Carditidae
Subfamily: Carditamerinae
Genus: Centrocardita

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