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Pipi / Clam / Oyster (Bivalvia)Bassina (Callanaitis) disjecta

3 Wedding Cake Venus at Bournda Environment Education Centre

Bassina (Callanaitis) disjecta at Bournda Environment Education Centre - 5 May 2018

Identification history

Pipi / Clam / Oyster (Bivalvia) Bassina (Callanaitis) disjecta 5 May 2018 SteveBurrows
Pipi / Clam / Oyster (Bivalvia) Bassina (Callanaitis) disjecta 5 May 2018 KerriLee
Unidentified 5 May 2018 JackieMiles

Author's notes

Washed up on the beach. I thought Bassina disjecta from my shells book, but I see there are a couple of other species of that genus it could be too. It was about 35mm long.

2 comments

KerriLee wrote:
   5 May 2018
certainly looks like it Jackie ... 'wedding-cake venus' seems such an apt name!
http://www.molluscsoftasmania.net/Species%20pages/Bassina%20disjecta.html
LizAllen wrote:
   5 May 2018
Absolute beauty, I would go for that ID,consulted couple of Shells books.

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  • Not Sensitive
  • Local Native
  • Non-Invasive

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  • 1 Abundance
  • 5 May 2018 1:49 PM Recorded on
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