Shells of South
East Queensland

Tweed Heads to Noosa

Talostolida pellucens

(Melvill, 1888)
Shell: , oblong ovate to sub-pyriform, ranging from mm. Spire concealed. Teeth: 19 columellar teeth; 21 labral teeth. Sculpture: smooth, porcelaneous; outer lip thickened. Exterior colour cream to pale blue with central brown band and blotch, covered with diffuse tan flecks; base and margin cream with large diffuse spots on the margins. Mantle line indistinct.


Flat Rock,  Australia
Size: mm    Collected: 2000
found dead in sand on rock reef

Hutchinson Shoal,  Australia
Size: mm    Collected: 1999
found dead in 15m of water on coral reef

Bundergi Reef ,  Australia
Size: 29.58mm    Collected: Unknown
Collected from under dead coral and rubble at extreme low tide.

Baudisson Bay,  Papua New Guinea
Size: 29.8mm    Collected: Unknown
Collected from rubble at 15-35m by diver.

Zanzibar,  Tanzania
Size: 34.85mm    Collected: Unknown
Collected from shallow reef at low tide by local collectors.

forma: alisonae  (Burgesss, 1983)
Hawaii. Heavy, calloused, large lateral spots; conspicuous dorsal blotch
Fort Kamehameha,  United States Of America
Size: 43.79mm    Collected: Unknown
Collected from under rocks on rubble slope at 6-7m by diver.

forma: polynesiana  Raybaudi, 1992

Point Motumano,  Marquesas
Size: 25.31mm    Collected: 2000
Collected from rocks and rubble at 20-30m by diver.