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Molluscs of Tasmania

Pectinidae – Chlamydinae: Semipallium aktinos (Petterd, 1886) (‘shagreened scallop’)

Synonym(s): aktinos Petterd, 1886 bednalli Tate, 1887.

Typical shell-length 30 mm. Shell red, orange or yellow. Lives subtidally on sand. Native. Endemic to southeastern and southwestern Australia (QLD, NSW, TAS, VIC, SA and WA). In Tasmanian waters, this is an uncommon species, confined to the N coast and Bass Strait Islands.


Class: Bivalvia
Subclass: Pteriomorphia
Order: Ostreoida
Superfamily: Pectinoidea
Family: Pectinidae
Subfamily: Chlamydinae
Genus: Semipallium

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