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Molluscs of Tasmania

Carditidae – Venericardiinae: Purpurocardia cavatica (Hedley, 1902) (‘hollowed false-cockle’)

Synonym(s): cavatica Hedley, 1902.
Typical shell-length 17 mm. Lives in offshore waters in sand. Native. Endemic to southeastern Australia (NSW and TAS).


Class: Bivalvia
Subclass: Heterodonta
Order: Veneroida
Superfamily: Carditoidea
Family: Carditidae
Subfamily: Venericardiinae
Genus: Purpurocardia

Localities for Purpurocardia cavatica
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