Shells of South
East Queensland

Tweed Heads to Noosa

Rhinoclavis sinensis

(Gmelin, 1791)
Shell: moderately small to medium, ranging from 30-49 mm.


Hutchinsons Shoal,  Australia
Size: mm    Collected: 2017
found dead in sand in 14m on coral reef

Hutchinsons Shoal,  Australia
Size: mm    Collected: 2016
taken by diver in sand on coral reef at 15m

Sykes Reef,  Australia
Size: 49mm    Collected: 2019
Found dead in sand on intertidal coral reef.

Mackay,  Australia
Size: 30mm    Collected: Unknown
No data.

Stanage Bay, Queensland,  Australia
Size: 44.03mm    Collected: Unknown
Collected from under rocks on slightly silty rock and coral reef at 1-2 m by hand [low tide] at low tide. Collected by Tim Murrell 10/9/2022

Aitutaki,  Cook Islands
Size: 48.16mm    Collected: Unknown
Collected from sand patches at 20 m.

Local Island,  Papua New Guinea
Size: mm    Collected: 1984
found dead in sand in 2m of water near coral reef. The shell is marked by two holes from a mollusc boring animal. Possible cause of death - octopus?

Wailua Bay,  United States of America
Size: 30mm    Collected: Unknown
No data.