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Molluscs of Tasmania

Nuculanidae – Nuculaninae: Poroleda spathula Hedley, 1915 (‘spoon-shaped nut-shell’)

Synonym(s): spathula Hedley, 1915 flindersi Iredale, 1929.
Typical shell-length 18 mm. Lives in offshore waters in sand. Native. Endemic to southeastern Australia (NSW, TAS, VIC and SA).


Class: Bivalvia
Subclass: Protobranchia
Order: Nuculoida
Superfamily: Nuculanoidea
Family: Nuculanidae
Subfamily: Nuculaninae
Genus: Poroleda

Localities for Poroleda spathula
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