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Tuatua shell

Paphies subtriangulata

Description:

Paphies subtriangulata is a species of edible bivalve clam known as tuatua and it's endemic to New Zealand.... That tuatua shell was spotted at South New Brighton, Chrischurch NZ.

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2 Comments

DespinaTsafetopoulou
DespinaTsafetopoulou 10 years ago

They were plenty empty Tuatua shells at the beach that day, but that one was alive, pure luck! I "burried" it back in the soft wet sand, I hope it made it :)

alicelongmartin
alicelongmartin 10 years ago

I have never seen them move - cool!

Christchurch, New Zealand

Spotted on Jul 7, 2010
Submitted on Jan 18, 2013

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