Five strong radial ribs with secondary riblets between, and dissimilar sculpturing on the two valves. The colour pattern is quite variable, ranging from mottled cream to orange and purple. (formerly Mesopeplum tasmanicum)
Habitat: Rocky Reef
IUCN Threat Status: Not Evaluated
Occurrence: Common (33% 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: Solitary (1 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