Shells of South
East Queensland

Tweed Heads to Noosa

Pterynotus patagiatus

(Hedley, 1912)
Shell small, cream, peach or pink with white varicies. Spire elevated, varicies set slightly behind preceding varicies on earlier whorls give a twisted appearance to the shell. Three varicies per whorl with strong, numerous granular spiral ribs in the interstices, extending onto the backs of the varicies, faces of the varircies fimbriate. Canal recurved, short, sometimes stained with brown.

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


Cape Moreton,  Australia
Size: 43mm    Collected: Unknown
Trawled from 80-100m.

Keppel Bay,  Australia
Size: 300mm    Collected: 1974
Trawled from 36m [28fthms].