Shells of South
East Queensland

Tweed Heads to Noosa
Cypraeidae

Palmadusta asellus

(Linnaeus, 1758)
Shell: small to moderately small, solid, ovate , ranging from 15-23mm. Spire concealed. 13 to 14 columellar teeth; 16 to 17 labral teeth. Sculpture: smooth, porcelaneous. Exterior colour colour white with 3 chocolate brown to black axial bands across the dorsum, edges tinged with orange; base and margins white.


Specimens

Hutchinson,  Australia
Size: mm    Collected: 1999
found dead in 10m of water, also found one shell broken, obvoiusly eaten by something

Alexandra Headland,  Australia
Size: 20mm    Collected: Unknown
Dead collected.

Mudjimba Island,  Australia
Size: 22.17mm    Collected: 2000
Collected from rocky reef at 15m by diver.

Keppel Island,  Australia
Size: 23mm    Collected: Unknown
Under rocks on exposed reef. Low tide.

Lamont Reef,  Australia
Size: 16mm    Collected: 2019
Under rocks on weather edge of reef. At low tide.

Uepi Point,  Solomon Islands
Size: 15mm    Collected: 2018
Dead in sand on reef slope at about 10m

Uepi Is - Billy's point,  Solomon Islands
Size: mm    Collected: 2002
found dead in 10m of water,

The Hole,  Papua New Guinea
Size: mm    Collected: 1984
on coral reef in coral crevise