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(Adams & Reeve, 1850)

The shell is similar to Tapes decussata , but has much more pronounced decussate sculpture and colour; outline more circular.

Up to 57 mm long.

The shell is very variable in colour and pattern.

The same habitat as Tapes decussata : in sand or muddy-gravel bottoms below the mid-tide level to a few metres deep, usually in quiet waters.

Originally from south-eastern Asia. Introduced in the Mediterranean and the British Isles and France (Distr. T. philippinarum).

Tapes philippinarum