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Molluscs of Tasmania

Mactridae – Pteropsellinae: Raeta (Raetella) pulchella (Adams & Reeve, 1850) (‘beautiful trough-shell’)

Synonym(s): pulchella A. Adams & Reeve, 1850.
Typical shell-length 20 mm. Lives subtidally in mud. Non-native. Occurs in southeastern Australia (TAS and VIC); also the north Pacific Ocean.


Class: Bivalvia
Subclass: Heterodonta
Order: Veneroida
Superfamily: Mactroidea
Family: Mactridae
Subfamily: Pteropsellinae
Genus: Raeta

Localities for Raeta pulchella
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