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Molluscs of Tasmania

Pectinidae – Paliolinae: Pseudamussium challengeri (E. A. Smith, 1891) (‘Challenger scallop’)

Synonym(s): challengeri E. A. Smith, 1891.
Typical shell-length 18 mm. Lives in offshore waters on mud. Native. Occurs in southeastern Australia (TAS and perhaps other states); also New Zealand.


Class: Bivalvia
Subclass: Pteriomorphia
Order: Ostreoida
Superfamily: Pectinoidea
Family: Pectinidae
Subfamily: Paliolinae
Genus: Pseudamussium

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