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Molluscs of Tasmania

Veneridae – Tapetinae: Gomphina undulosa (Lamarck, 1818) (‘wavy venus’)

Synonym(s): undulosa Lamarck, 1818 variabilis Sowerby, 1835.

Typical shell-length 30 mm. Lives subtidally in sand. Native. Endemic to southeastern and southwestern Australia (TAS, VIC, SA and WA). In Tasmanian waters, this is a very local species, confined to the NW coast and King Island.


Class: Bivalvia
Subclass: Heterodonta
Order: Veneroida
Superfamily: Veneroidea
Family: Veneridae
Subfamily: Tapetinae
Genus: Gomphina

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