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Sydney Cockle

Scientific Name: Anadara trapezia

Description: The Sydney Cockle is an estuarine filter-feeding bivalve with a heavily ribbed shell that often remains in sand long after the animal has died.

These large bivalves live beneath the sediment and use a syphon to draw in water and food.

Type: Bivalves
Where to find: Soft Sediments
Size: 80mm