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Molluscs of Tasmania

Arcidae – Arcinae: Destacar metella (Hedley, 1917) (‘metella ark-shell’)

Synonym(s): metella Hedley, 1917.

Typical shell-length 20 mm. Lives subtidally and offshore amongst rocks and seaweed. Native. Endemic to southeastern Australia (NSW, TAS and VIC).


Class: Bivalvia
Subclass: Pteriomorphia
Order: Arcoida
Superfamily: Arcoidea
Family: Arcidae
Subfamily: Arcinae
Genus: Destacar

Localities for Destacar metella
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