Common name. Black Lamp Shell
aka Hemithyris nigricans
was at one stage Tegulorhynchia nigricans. Current status Notosaria??
Much scarcer than the two red species of lamp shells.
Reportedly only found south of Bank's Peninsula. This one swam 200km to get to D'urville Is or more likely the known range is further North than officially reported.
clam-like bivalve with squiggly mouth
A brachiopod, two valves. Found inside tires off docks at FHL
Small, around 1 inch in diameter. Found off FHl docks in a tire
On rock scallop
Intertidal at Otstoia Island
1-2 cm in diameter on vertical rock
The Rhynchonellata is a class of Lower Cambrian to Recent articulate brachiopods that combines orders from within the Rhynchonelliformea (Articulata revised) with well developed pedicle attachment. Shell forms vary from those with wide hinge lines to beaked forms with virtually no hinge line and from generally smooth to strongly plicate. Most all are biconvex. Lophophores vary and include both looped and spiraled forms. Although morphologically distinct, included orders to follow a consistent phylogenetic sequence.