Shells of South
East Queensland

Tweed Heads to Noosa

Pustularia margarita

(Dillwyn, 1817)
Shell: small, ranging from 11-18 mm. Teeth: 20 to 23 columellar teeth; 22 to 29 labral teeth. Sculpture: smooth, porcelaneous.


Gneerings Shoal,  Australia
Size: 18.1mm    Collected: Unknown
Collected by diver.

Hutchinson Shoal,  Australia
Size: 12mm    Collected: 2019
dead in sand and course rubble on rocky reef at 12m

Wilson Island,  Australia
Size: 18.25mm    Collected: Unknown
Collected from coral reef at 10-15m by diver.

Scott Reef, Western Australia,  Australia
Size: 16.7mm    Collected: Unknown
Collected from coral reef.

forma: sub fossil  

Honiara,  Solomon Islands
Size: 18mm    Collected: Unknown

Tuamotus Islands,  French Polynesia
Size: 11.7mm    Collected: Unknown
In coral rubble at 6-8m in gap in the reef.

Maui East Coast,  United States Of America
Size: 18.8mm    Collected: Unknown
Collected from under rocks of breakwater at night in 3-5m depth by diver.

Port Vila,  Vanuatu
Size: 13.1mm    Collected: Unknown
No data.

Samar Island,  Philippines
Size: 16.2mm    Collected: 2015
collected by hookah under coral slabs 5-7m

forma: africana  Lorenz & Hubert, 1993
More solid and heavy. Extremities broader. Teeth shorter. Dorsal blotches absent; dorsal spots denser.
Mogadishu,  Somalia
Size: 14.3mm    Collected: Unknown
No data. Collected by Local fishermen