Shells of South
East Queensland

Tweed Heads to Noosa
Cypraeidae

Nucleolaria nucleus

(Linnaeus, 1758)


Specimens

Nucleolaria nucleus
Nucleolaria nucleus
Nucleolaria nucleus
Hendersons Reef,  Australia
Size: mm    Collected: 2004
found dead in sand on reef in 15m of water
Nucleolaria nucleus
Nucleolaria nucleus
Nucleolaria nucleus
Flat Rock,  Australia
Size: mm    Collected: 2000
found dead in sand on reef in 15m of water
Nucleolaria nucleus
Nucleolaria nucleus
Nucleolaria nucleus
Hutchinsons Shoal,  Australia
Size: mm    Collected: 1999
found dead in sand on reef in 15m of water
Nucleolaria nucleus
Nucleolaria nucleus
Nucleolaria nucleus
Seringapatam Reef,  Australia
Size: 18.54mm    Collected: Unknown
In coral and rubble at 20-25m by diver.
Nucleolaria nucleus
Nucleolaria nucleus
Nucleolaria nucleus
General Store,  Solomon Islands
Size: mm    Collected: 2000
found dead in sand in 10m of water on reef. worn shell.
Nucleolaria nucleus
Nucleolaria nucleus
Nucleolaria nucleus
Uepi Is Elbow Caves,  Solomon Islands
Size: mm    Collected: 2000
found dead in sand on reef in 15m of water
Nucleolaria nucleus
Nucleolaria nucleus
Nucleolaria nucleus
Uepi Point,  Solomon Islands
Size: mm    Collected: 2005
found dead in sand on reef in 5m of water
Nucleolaria nucleus
Nucleolaria nucleus
Nucleolaria nucleus
Honiara,  solomon islands
Size: 23.5mm    Collected: 2015
collected by diver at night among live coral & rubble 8-10m
Nucleolaria nucleus   forma  gemmosa
Nucleolaria nucleus   forma  gemmosa
Nucleolaria nucleus   forma  gemmosa
Niue,  Niue
Size: 20mm    Collected: 2015
In rock pool amongst rubble at low tide.
Nucleolaria nucleus
Nucleolaria nucleus
Nucleolaria nucleus
Port Vila,  Vanuatu
Size: 21mm    Collected: Unknown
Purchased at local markets.
Nucleolaria nucleus   forma  gemmosa
Nucleolaria nucleus   forma  gemmosa
Nucleolaria nucleus   forma  gemmosa
Rangiroa,  French Polynesia
Size: 16.67mm    Collected: Unknown
Under coral slabs at 5-7m depth.
Nucleolaria nucleus   forma  madagascariensis
Nucleolaria nucleus   forma  madagascariensis
Nucleolaria nucleus   forma  madagascariensis
Pemba Island,  Tanzania
Size: 22.7mm    Collected: Unknown
Collected at 2-3m depth among coral by local crayfish divers.
Nucleolaria nucleus
Nucleolaria nucleus
Nucleolaria nucleus
The Gneerings off Mooloolabah,  Australia
Size: mm    Collected:
Collected by diver. Courtesy S Grail.