Shells of South
East Queensland

Tweed Heads to Noosa

Lyncina carneola

(Linnaeus, 1758)
Shell: moderately small to medium, solid, elliptical to sub-pyriform, ranging from 24-43 mm. Spire concealed. Teeth: 19 to 25 columellar teeth; 20 to 27 labral teeth. Sculpture: smooth, porcelaneous. Exterior colour fawn to pale orange crossed by four darker radial bands; base pale fawn; margins mottled; teeth stained with purple.


Myora light,  Australia
Size: 29.56mm    Collected: 1996
Under dead coral slabs.

Myora light,  Australia
Size: 34.89mm    Collected: 1997
On intertidal reef under coral rubble.

Myora light,  Australia
Size: 41.68mm    Collected: 1989
under coral slabs in 50cm of water sand and mud bottom with coral rubble 0.4m tide

Alexandra Headland,  Australia
Size: 43.11mm    Collected: 1996
Dead collected.

Middle Reef,  Australia
Size: 37.46mm    Collected: 1999
found dead in sand at 26m the large one with hermit crab it it

Lamont Reef,  Australia
Size: 34.53mm    Collected: 2019
Under rocks on weather edge of reef. At low tide.

Sykes Reef,  Australia
Size: 37.81mm    Collected: 2019
Under coral rock on weather edge of reef at low tide.

Dingo Beach,  Australia
Size: 37.53mm    Collected: 1996
Dead collected.

Gould Reef,  Australia
Size: 24.27mm    Collected: Unknown
Under coral slabs on intertidal reef.

Julian Rocks,  Australia
Size: mm    Collected: 2003
found in 10m of water on rocky reef- dead shell

Julian Rocks,  Australia
Size: 31.94mm    Collected: 2003
found in 10m of water on rocky reef- dead shell

Hot Spot,  Solomon Islands
Size: 26.95mm    Collected: 1998
found dead in 10m of water see dive log #27

Yellow Corner,  Solomon Islands
Size: 29.04mm    Collected: 2000
found dead in 10m of water on coral reef

Toa Maru,  Solomon Islands
Size: mm    Collected: 2000
found dead in 39m of water

General Store,  Solomon Islands
Size: 33.98mm    Collected: 2000
found dead in 10m of water

Uepi Is - Billy's point,  Solomon Islands
Size: 31.48mm    Collected: 2002
found dead in 15m of water

Ela Beach,  Papua New Guinea
Size: 31.85mm    Collected: 1984
in 1m of water on coral reef about 4m from shore at low tidefound under a croaline rock on reef

Pacific Gas Wreck ,  Papua New Guinea
Size: 27.09mm    Collected: 2001
found dead in sand on coral reef in 10m of water

Naru Gap,  Solomon Islands
Size: 33.63mm    Collected: 2001
found dead in 10m of water on coral reef

Tanjung Tai,  Indonesia
Size: 29.63mm    Collected: 2003
Collected from coral and rubble slope at 5-15m by diver.

forma: sowerbyi  Anton, 1838

Tanzania [unspecified],  Tanzania
Size: 43.69mm    Collected: 1985

Troux-au-Biches,  Mauritius
Size: 26.69mm    Collected: Unknown
Collected from under coral slabs on clean sand near rocks at 12-15m.

forma: crassa  (Gmelin, 1791)
Red Sea.Pyriform, extremities slightly produced. Margins rounded, separated from the dorsum by a white or blue violet frame.
Djibouti,  Djibouti
Size: 33.96mm    Collected: Unknown
Collected from under dead coral rubble at extreme low tide.