Shells of South
East Queensland

Tweed Heads to Noosa
Cypraeidae

Cribrarula melwardi

(Iredale, 1930)
Shell: small to moderately small, ranging from 20-21 mm. Teeth: 13 to 15 columellar teeth; 15 to 18 labral teeth. Sculpture: smooth, porcelaneous. Exterior colour white to cream, with tan brown netting with overlapping lacunae.


Specimens

Gould Reef,  Australia
Size: 20mm    Collected: 2004
On reef under small dead coral slab. Collected at low tide on intertidal reef.

Turner Reef,  Australia
Size: 21mm    Collected: 2000
Under coral slab on intertidal reef. Live collected.

Tryon Island,  Australia
Size: 21mm    Collected: 1991
Under small rock . Intertidal.