Moderately common throughout the Solitary Islands Marine Park. Endemic to Australia, east coast from Ballina to Twofold Bay in southern New South Wales.
Found in intertidal and shallow subtidal zones on rocky shores.
Shell is solid, whorls rounded. Irregularly patched with cream and dark brown, columellar and outer lip tan, deep interior of aperture white. Grows to 15 mm in length.
The Seashells of New South Wales, Des Beechey, Senior Fellow, Australian Museum, Release 25. Website at https://seashellsofnsw.org.au/Pisaniinae/Pages/Engina_australis.htm. Accessed 06/11/2018.