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Razor clam

Pinna dolabrata

(Image credit: PIRSA Fisheries and Aquaculture)

Razorfish are the largest bivalve found in South Australia. They are fan shaped with its tip embedded in sand or mud, and are generally dark in color or encrusted with other marine species like sponges and ascidians. Mostly silver, darker grey above, fins are grey except for whitish anal fin. Juveniles are slightly mottled or streaked on sides with dark spot high on operculum.

Length: Up to 50 cm

(Previously known as Pinna bicolor)


Sheltered sand; 0-10 m depth

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In South Australia, log this species when you see it east of Gulf St Vincent

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Species names on the Redmap site are based on the Codes for Australian Aquatic Biota or CAAB (http://www.cmar.csiro.au/caab/). This is updated regularly and lists the approved common name, family, species name and more.

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