Spectacular pink bivalve, shaped like a swollen scallop with short wings and numerous long spines projecting out from the right (uppermost) valve. It lives on broken reef in areas of good current flow but is not common.
Max Size: 6 cm
Sea Temperature Range: 13.3-21.1°C
Habitat: Rocky Reef
IUCN Threat Status: Not Evaluated
Occurrence: Rare (0% 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