Monetaria caputserpentis (Linnaeus, 1758)

Photographer: 
Steve Smith
Date: 
Thursday, 17 March 2011
Location: 
Sth Solitary Island
Depth: 
7m
Distribution:

Common throughout the Solitary Islands Marine Park. Indo-West Pacific generally, in Australia from Albany in WA across the north and to southern NSW on the east coast.

Ecological Notes:

Habitat consists of corals, rocky shorelines and reefs from the intertidal zone down to depths of at least 200m.

Additional Notes:

Solid, depressed shell with strong chocolate coloured margins. Dorsal surface brown with numerous pale spots. Mantle is mottled brown with long papillae. Grows to 35mm.