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Molluscs of Tasmania

Mytilidae: Rhomboidella radians (Suter, 1908) (‘radiant mussel’)

Synonym(s): radians Suter, 1908 rhyllensis Gatliff & Gabriel, 1912 concava Cotton, 1931.
Typical shell-length 3 mm. Shell dark purplish-brown and coarsely radially ribbed, but surface often radiant to pale purplish-brown, especially towards centre. Lives subtidally and offshore. Native. Endemic to southeastern and southwestern Australia (TAS, VIC, SA and WA).


Class: Bivalvia
Subclass: Pteriomorphia
Order: Mytiloida
Superfamily: Mytiloidea
Family: Mytilidae
Genus: Rhomboidella

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