Shells of South
East Queensland

Tweed Heads to Noosa

Planaxis sulcatus

(Born, 1780)
Shell: small to moderately small, ranging from 10-28 mm.


Caloundra [Nth Headland],  Australia
Size: mm    Collected: 1986
found at the northern headland in a rock pool at low tide also found live in Fiji, see photo below in tidal zone on rock shore line protected from wave action by coral reef

Wellington Point,  Australia
Size: mm    Collected: 1994
found on rocks below high water mark common in the area

Shelly Beach,  Australia
Size: 24mm    Collected: 2018
Found in rock pool on algae covered rock platform at low tide. There were numerous shells clustered into crevices. Very common in the area

Shelly Beach,  Australia
Size: 10mm    Collected: 2018
In sand and shell grit on beach. Dead collected.

Cooee Bay, Queensland,  Australia
Size: 26.5mm    Collected: Unknown
Collected from under rocks on rocky foreshore at 1 m by hand [low tide] at low tide. Collected by Tim Murrell 30/8/2022

Yeppoon,  Australia
Size: 20mm    Collected: Unknown
No data.

Shoal Point,  Australia
Size: 28mm    Collected: Unknown
No data.

Man Friday Resort,  Fiji
Size: mm    Collected: 1997
found dead in sand near coral reef