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6 years ago Posted in: Australian Shells 0
Phasianotrochus eximius

A tall olive-brown shell with brilliant blue iridescent interior. Size: up to 40mm, but mostly much smaller. On seaweed below the low-tide mark. Southern Queensland to southern Western Australia, including Tasmania.


6 years ago Posted in: Australian Shells 0
Gena impertusa

A very small ear-shaped shell, sometimes mistaken for a Haliotis, but it lacks the row of holes on the shoulder. Smooth surface, and vividly coloured. Size: 20mm Found under stones intertidally. The animal is very active. When disturbed it sheds part of its foot. This bundle of frills is an animal of Gena impertusa, with [...]


6 years ago Posted in: Australian Shells 0
Granata imbricata

This shell is often mistaken for a small abalone, but lacks the row of holes on the shoulder. Size: up to 50 mm, but mostly smaller. Common intertidally on rocky shores. The animal is white and possesses numerous tentacles around the edges of the mantle. New South Wales to southern Western Australia.


6 years ago Posted in: Australian Shells 0
Bankivia fasciata

A colourful and very smooth shell from sandy beaches. Size: up to 25 mm. This shell can be found on sandy beaches on both exposed and sheltered shores. The animals live in large aggregations in fine sand down to 15 m. Northern New South Wales to South Australia, including Tasmania.