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Description

A bivalve with paper-thin shells and about 40 mm wide. It had broken orange bands radiating from the umbo (where the valves are hinged). A very fragile specimen that was surprisingly intact despite being blown about in the wind. The slightly flared part of the shell near the umbo (on the Lt side in Pic 1) is called the auricle or wing, giving the species it's common name.

Date & Time

  2018-05-25 02:02 PM

Location

  -37.994539 , 145.031324 : 0.727 m

Near Beaumaris VIC 3193, Australia

Discussion

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Mark Ridgway, Cathy Powers, and David Francis starred this.

  1. David Francis  So beautiful and delicate! E. virens added.

    Reply • 29 May

    • Leuba Ridgway  David, I am sorry to do this to you. I have just been informed by an expert from Tasmania that E. virens is no longer the accepted name. It is now Electroma papilionacea. Could this be rectified please.

      Reply • 29 May

  2. David Francis  Electroma papilionacea added. Would you please update the name, Leuba.

    Reply • 30 May




NS Observation No. 5B0ABAA7ED2A897493000003
Created 2018-05-28 12:08 AM (22 days ago)
Created By Leuba Ridgway
Updated 2018-05-31 11:58 PM (18 days ago)
Updated By Leuba Ridgway
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