Shells of South
East Queensland

Tweed Heads to Noosa
Cassidae

Phalium areola

(Linnaeus, 1758)
Shell: medium, ranging from 50-76 mm.


Specimens

Hutchinson,  Australia
Size: mm    Collected: 2000
found dead in sand on coral reef

Shelly Beach Townsville,  Australia
Size: 76.5mm    Collected: Unknown
in sand on outer sand bar at extreme low tide taken at night

Cape Keraudren,  Australia
Size: 51mm    Collected: 1989
On sand at night at extreme low tide. Always smaller and paler than teh QLD form

Hummock Hill Island,  Australia
Size: 64.2mm    Collected: Unknown
on sand at low tide

Double Island Point,  Australia
Size: mm    Collected: 1999
found dead in sand on beach after heavy seas

Byron Bay,  Australia
Size: mm    Collected: 1994
found dead washed up on beach juvenile shell

Port Moresby,  Papua New Guinea
Size: mm    Collected: 1983
bought at local markets

Rabaul- Old,  Papua New Guinea
Size: 50mm    Collected: 1979
In sand at low tide.