Shells of South
East Queensland

Tweed Heads to Noosa
Muricidae

Haustellum tweedianum

(Macpherson, 1962)
Medium shell, creamy white to brown, soetimes tinged with pink and ornamented with brown blotches. Three prominent, rounded varicies per whorl, usually spineless, but occasionally with one or two sharp spines at the base of the varicies and anteriorly on the canal. Sculptured with gemmate, spiral striae which are occasionally yellowish. Aperture white, outer lip sharply, minutely dentate.

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


Specimens

Haustellum tweedianum
Haustellum tweedianum
Haustellum tweedianum
Cape Moreton,  Australia
Size: 65mm    Collected: Unknown
Trawled from 65 faths
Haustellum tweedianum
Haustellum tweedianum
Haustellum tweedianum
Moreton Is,  Australia
Size: 0mm    Collected: Unknown
trawled from 126m sand substrate collected 2016
Haustellum tweedianum
Haustellum tweedianum
Haustellum tweedianum
Tin Can Bay,  Australia
Size: 60mm    Collected: Unknown
No data.