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Clam species mostlikely in genus Katelysia   Plebidonax deltoides<br />
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In Australia We call them pipi shellfish , The name pipi comes from the Maori people of New Zealand.<br />
Many of the shells I found had a hole in it which are made by moon snails who prey on the pipies in drilling a hole into the shell and then injecting a chemical which dissolves the mollusk ,enabling the moon snail to suck the liquified molusc out of its shell with a long protruding tongue.Ihad a previous upload of this clam with a hole in its shel but found out today that the name (Plebidonax deltoides ) was incorrect.  Australia,Geotagged Click/tap to enlarge

Clam species mostlikely in genus Katelysia

Plebidonax deltoides

In Australia We call them pipi shellfish , The name pipi comes from the Maori people of New Zealand.
Many of the shells I found had a hole in it which are made by moon snails who prey on the pipies in drilling a hole into the shell and then injecting a chemical which dissolves the mollusk ,enabling the moon snail to suck the liquified molusc out of its shell with a long protruding tongue.Ihad a previous upload of this clam with a hole in its shel but found out today that the name (Plebidonax deltoides ) was incorrect.

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Uploaded Apr 3, 2021. Captured in 66 Franklin Parade, Encounter Bay SA 5211, Australia.