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5 years, 9 months ago Posted in: Australian Shells 0
Phasianella ventricosa

A smooth, highly polished shell with pretty zig-zag patterns in pink, red, green and white. Smaller and wider than the more common Phasianella australis. Size: up to 40mm On seagrass in sheltered bays. Northern New South Wales to central Western Australia.


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Turbo undulatus

Turbo undulata Squat, sturdy shell with patterns of white and dark green often resembling a checkerboard patter. When fresh, the shell possesses a thick, velvety dark brown periostracum. Size: up to 50mm. Very common on intertidal rock flats. Southern Queensland to southern Western Australia, including Tasmania.


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Turbo imperialis

A fairly large shell, smooth, but sometimes with a row of spines on the shoulder. Outside with pretty patterns, usually with overtones of green. Size: 90mm. Intertidally under large boulders or between cunjevoi. Widely spread in the Indo-Pacific region.


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Ninella torquata

A very large and heavy shell. Dull grey with oblique axial lamellae. Size: to 100mm. Intertidally and subtidally on rocky shores. Northern New South Wales to southern Western Australia. The Western Australian specimens have been called Ninella whitleyi.


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Astraea tentoriiformis

A conical shell with a flat base, usually eroded or covered in marine growths. Colour pink if not eroded. Size: up to 50mm. Intertidally down to about 5m on large stones. Central Queensland to southern Western Australia. Not recorded from Tasmania.