Limatula strangei, Jervis Bay, NSW, Photo: Graham Edgar
Prominent marginal tentacles and is a reasonable swimmer, although it generally lives concealed under rocks.It differs in shape from Lima lima in having the two long sides of the shell approximately similar, 16â€“22 radial ribs on the valves, and concentric ridges across the ribs rather than prickly scales.
Max Size: 4 cm
Sea Temperature Range: 14.7-21.3°C
Habitat: Rocky Reef
IUCN Threat Status: Not Evaluated
Occurrence: Rare (1% of sites)
Occurrence describes how often the species is found on surveys within its distribution.
It is calculated as the % of reef sites surveyed by RLS divers across all the ecoregions in which the species has been observed
Abundance: Few (2 per transect)
Abundance is calculated as the average number of individuals recorded per RLS transect, where present.
Edit by: GJ Edgar. 2008. Australian Marine Life. New Holland, Sydney