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Molluscs of Tasmania

Donacidae: Donax (Plebidonax) deltoides Lamarck, 1818 (‘common pipi’)

Synonym(s): deltoides Lamarck, 1818 compressa Lamarck, 1818 epidermia Lamarck, 1818.

ypical shell-length 60 mm. Lives intertidally in sandin exposed environments – an active burrower. Native. Endemic to southeastern and southwestern Australia (QLD, NSW, TAS, VIC, SA and WA). In Tasmanian waters, this species is not commonly recorded, though widespread.


Class: Bivalvia
Subclass: Heterodonta
Order: Veneroida
Superfamily: Tellinoidea
Family: Donacidae
Genus: Donax

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