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Molluscs of Tasmania

Limidae: Limaria (Platilimaria) imitans Stuardo, 1968 (‘imitating file-shell’)

Synonym(s): imitans A. Adams & Reeve, 1850 vigens Iredale, 1939.
Typical shell-length 25 mm. Valves are inflated and slightly bilaterally asymmetrical; the shell is thin and often translucent. Lives subtidally amongst seaweed and seagrass, amongst a cluster of its own byssal threads. Native. Endemic to southern and eastern Australia (QLD, NSW, TAS, VIC and SA). In Tasmanian waters, this species is primarily found in the E, and locally common in the SE.


Class: Bivalvia
Subclass: Pteriomorphia
Order: Limoida
Superfamily: Limoidea
Family: Limidae
Genus: Limaria

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