Mesodesmatidae - Davilinae: Anapella cycladea  (Lamarck, 1818) ('smooth-toothed triangle')  

Synonym(s): cycladea Lamarck, 1818 triquetra Hanley, 1843 pinguis Crosse & Fischer, 1864 amygdala Crosse & Fischer, 1864 adelaidae Angas, 1865.

Figures a-d: 30 mm, South Bruny, TAS (S), coll. S. Grove. Figure e - f: 8 mm, Kelso, TAS (N), coll. S. Grove.

Typical shell-length 25 mm. Similar to Spisula trigonella, but usually larger, with less prominent umbones and a more angular outline.  Lives intertidally and subtidally in sand and mud in sheltered environments.  Native. Endemic to southeastern Australia (NSW, TAS, VIC and SA).  In Tasmanian waters, this is a widespread and locally abundant species.


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