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Molluscs of Tasmania

Carditidae – Venericardiinae: Purpurocardia purpurata (Deshayes, 1854) (‘Quoy’s false-cockle’)

Synonym(s): purpurata Deshayes, 1854.
Typical shell-length 45 mm. Lives subtidally and offshore in sand and mud. Native. Endemic to southeastern Australia (NSW, TAS and VIC).


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

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