Shells of South
East Queensland

Tweed Heads to Noosa

Purpuradusta hammondae

(Iredale, 1939)
Shell: small, ranging from 9-12 mm. Sculpture: smooth, porcelaneous.


Redcliffe,  Australia
Size: 12mm    Collected: Unknown
Collected from under rocks on exposed muddy reef at low tide.

Subspecies: Purpuradusta hammondae dampierensis  Schilder & Cernohorsky, 1965
Western Australia - Arafura Sea. Elongate oval, slightly calloused; dorsum with broad interrupted bands and darker zones; dorsal spots often large and dense; spire blotch large covering most of the extremity; tips suffused with pink.
Rosemary Island,  Australia
Size: mm    Collected: Unknown
Collected from under coral slabs on exposed reef at low tide.