Shells of South
East Queensland

Tweed Heads to Noosa
Cypraeidae

Palmadusta humphreyii

(Gray, 1825)
Shell: small, light, ovate to sub-pyriform, ranging from 16 mm. Spire concealed. Teeth: 18 columellar teeth; 16 labral teeth. Sculpture: smooth, porcelaneous; columellar teeth extending across to th emargin. Aperture elongate, narrow, marginally wider at the anterior. Exterior colour coffee coloured crossed by three pale blue axial bands; dusted with numerous browns spots; margin orange; teeth pale orange white; margins with dark brown spots extending onto the dorsum. Mantle line indistinct.


Specimens

Amity Point,  Australia
Size: 16mm    Collected: 2020
Dived at 8-12m.