Shells of South
East Queensland

Tweed Heads to Noosa
Cypraeidae

Staphylaea staphylaea

(Linnaeus, 1758)


Specimens

Staphylaea staphylaea
Staphylaea staphylaea
Staphylaea staphylaea
Myora Light,  Australia
Size: 19mm    Collected: 1996
On intertidal reef under coral rubble and on black sponge.
Staphylaea staphylaea
Staphylaea staphylaea
Staphylaea staphylaea
The Wrecks to Myora Light,  Australia
Size: mm    Collected: 1989
found on dark purple/ black sponge in an area with sand, mud and coral rubble bottom 0.4m tide
Staphylaea staphylaea
Staphylaea staphylaea
Staphylaea staphylaea
Myora Light,  Australia
Size: mm    Collected: 1989
under coral slabs in 50cm of water sand and mud bottom with coral rubble 0.4m tide
Staphylaea staphylaea
Staphylaea staphylaea
Staphylaea staphylaea
Alexandra Headland,  Australia
Size: 25mm    Collected: Unknown
No data.
Staphylaea staphylaea
Staphylaea staphylaea
Staphylaea staphylaea
Lamont Reef,  Australia
Size: 22mm    Collected: 2019
Dead n sand and coral rubble under rocks and coral slabs on intertidal reef.
Staphylaea staphylaea   forma  descripta
Staphylaea staphylaea   forma  descripta
Staphylaea staphylaea   forma  descripta
Fitzroy Island,  Australia
Size: 23.59mm    Collected: Unknown
Under rocky slabs under jetty.
Staphylaea staphylaea
Staphylaea staphylaea
Staphylaea staphylaea
Scott Reef,  Australia
Size: 19.67mm    Collected: Unknown
Under coral slabs on shallow reef in 1-2m of water at low tide.
Staphylaea staphylaea
Staphylaea staphylaea
Staphylaea staphylaea
Nusa Aghana,  Solomon Islands
Size: mm    Collected: 2000
found dead in sand on reef at 5m
Staphylaea staphylaea
Staphylaea staphylaea
Staphylaea staphylaea
Joe,  Solomon Islands
Size: mm    Collected: 2001
found dead on coral reef in 5m of water
Staphylaea staphylaea
Staphylaea staphylaea
Staphylaea staphylaea
Uepi Point,  Solomon Islands
Size: mm    Collected: 2002
found dead on coral reef in 5m of water
Staphylaea staphylaea
Staphylaea staphylaea
Staphylaea staphylaea
Charapoana Island,  Solomon Islands
Size: 14mm    Collected: 2018
Dead in sand on top of reef slope. 5m depth
Staphylaea staphylaea
Staphylaea staphylaea
Staphylaea staphylaea
Gabutu Beach,  Papua New Guinea
Size: mm    Collected: 1984
found under a coral rock in areas of sand and coral in a protected lagoon, frilly pink mantle
Staphylaea staphylaea
Staphylaea staphylaea
Staphylaea staphylaea
Quayles Reef,  Papua New Guinea
Size: mm    Collected: 2001
found dead on coral reef in 5m of water
Staphylaea staphylaea
Staphylaea staphylaea
Staphylaea staphylaea
Nadi,  Fiji
Size: 12.73mm    Collected: Unknown
Under coral slabs on hard reef at low tide.
Staphylaea staphylaea
Staphylaea staphylaea
Staphylaea staphylaea
Port Vila,  Vanuatu
Size: 20mm    Collected: Unknown
Purchased at local markets.
Staphylaea staphylaea
Staphylaea staphylaea
Staphylaea staphylaea
Pemba Island,  Tanzania
Size: 13.61mm    Collected: Unknown
Collected on shallow reefs by native fishermen.
Staphylaea staphylaea
Staphylaea staphylaea
Staphylaea staphylaea
Madagascar,  Madagascar
Size: 20.31mm    Collected: 1991
Offshore reef under coral slabs.
Staphylaea staphylaea
Staphylaea staphylaea
Staphylaea staphylaea
The Gneerings off Mooloolabah,  Australia
Size: mm    Collected: 2000
Collected by diver Courtesy S Grail.