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Molluscs of Tasmania

Mytilidae: Modiolus lineus (Hedley, 1907) (‘lined pearly-mussel’)

Synonym(s): lineus Hedley, 1907.
Typical shell-length 6.0 mm. Lives in offshore waters on sand and mud, amongst a cluster of its own byssal threads. Native. Endemic to southeastern Australia (NSW, TAS and VIC).


Class: Bivalvia
Subclass: Pteriomorphia
Order: Mytiloida
Superfamily: Mytiloidea
Family: Mytilidae
Genus: Modiolus

Localities for Modiolus lineus
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