Shells of South
East Queensland

Tweed Heads to Noosa
Muricidae

Homalocantha anatomica

(Perry, 1811)
Body whorl bulbous,with three elongated spines per varix, with slightly curved, spade like tips. Body colour chalky white. Aperture white.

Fair, R. H. The Murex Book. Ruth Fair, 1976.


Specimens

Homalocantha anatomica
Homalocantha anatomica
Homalocantha anatomica
Hutchinson's Shoal,  Australia
Size: 0mm    Collected: 1998
found dead in 13m of water in sand and some dead coral
Homalocantha anatomica
Homalocantha anatomica
Homalocantha anatomica
Flat Rock,  Australia
Size: 0mm    Collected: 1999
found on ledge on drop of in 15m of water. Shell was amongst coral rubble and coarse sand covered with Lobophora variegata ( weed)
Homalocantha anatomica
Homalocantha anatomica
Homalocantha anatomica
Charapoana Island,  Solomon Islands
Size: 0mm    Collected: 2000
found on coral reef in about 5m of water amongst dead coral.
Homalocantha anatomica   forma  fauroti
Homalocantha anatomica   forma  fauroti
Homalocantha anatomica   forma  fauroti
Hurghada,  Egypt
Size: 51mm    Collected: 1987
On reef at 18-20m depth. Taken on scuba.