Shells of South
East Queensland

Tweed Heads to Noosa

Arestorides argus

(Linnaeus, 1758)
Shell: medium, solid, elliptical to sub cylidrical, ranging from 65-84mm. Spire whorls visible. 31 to 37 columellar teeth; 31 to 34 labral teeth. Sculpture: smooth, porcelaneous. Exterior colour fawn with three darker transverse bands; covered in numerous tan rings of varying size; base fawn with 2 dark blotches on each side of the aperture; teeth outlined in orange brown.


Mudjimba Island,  Australia
Size: mm    Collected: 2017
forma contrastriata Collected by diver Courtesy S Grail.

Port Moresby,  Papua New Guinea
Size: 62.63mm    Collected: 1974
Collected from coral heads on extensive reef at low tide.
Unusual locality
Deku dekuru,  Solomon Islands
Size: 84mm    Collected: 2002
found dead in sand on coral reef wall. 1 shell in good condition, the other shell quite encrusted

Joe,  Solomon Islands
Size: mm    Collected: 2000
found dead in sand on reef in 5m. fragment only

General Store,  Solomon Islands
Size: mm    Collected: 2000
found dead in sand on reef in5m. near coral wall, old worn shell, but identifiable

Uepi North Log,  Solomon Islands
Size: 74.93mm    Collected: 2000
found dead in sand ledge under overhang at 15m of reef wall shell is in very good condition

Rabaul,  Papua New Guinea
Size: 82.31mm    Collected: Unknown
Collected by diver.

Rusukar Besar,  Malaysia
Size: 74.53mm    Collected: Unknown
Collected from Under coral slabs on outer reef wall at 2-3 m by scuba diver.

Bohol,  Philippines
Size: 65.79mm    Collected: 1983
No data.

forma: contrastriata  (Perry, 1811)
The form contrastriata is the Indian Ocean form
Somalia East Coast,  Somalia
Size: 73.88mm    Collected: Unknown
No data.

Au,  American Samoa
Size: 85.62mm    Collected: 1977
Collected from outside reef at 5 m by scuba diver at night.
Very rare in locality
Lau archipelago,  Fiji
Size: 80.7mm    Collected: Unknown
No data.

Apia,  Western Samoa
Size: 75.79mm    Collected: Unknown
No data.

Mele,  Vanuatu
Size: 83.72mm    Collected: 1976
Collected from under coral slabs on hard reef at 10-15 m by scuba diver.