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Scientific Name: Donax deltoides

Description: Pipis are bivalves that live in the sand, on high-energy beaches, the juveniles in the intertidal zone and the adults in the subtidal zone.

They use a strong muscular foot to burrow into the sand to an average depth of 100mm and feed by filtering phytoplankton from the water.

During extreme low tides juvenile pipis are often seen along Ocean Grove or 13th Beach near the surface of the sand where they are sought after as food by birds and predatory snails.

Type: Bivalves
Where to find: Soft Sediments
Size: 60mm