Banded Ark
Barbatia pistachia

Summary

Elongate to ovate, often irregular, with exterior sculpture of fine radial ribs crossed by concentric striae. Bristly external coating (periostracum) at valve margins, particularly ventral and posterior areas


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Habitat

Lives subtidally and offshore embedded in sponges, especially in areas with strong currents

Distribution

Southern Australian coasts from WA to QLD including Tasmania

Size

Can grow to around 70mm

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This distribution guide is provided by The Atlas of Living Australia
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