Coralliophila squamosissima (Smith, 1876)

Distribution: 

Uncommon or rare in the Solitary Islands Marine Park. Found throughout the Indo-West Pacific. In Australia recorded from around Exmouth in Western Australia, and from southern Queensland to central New South Wales and including Lord Howe Island.

Ecological Notes: 

Specimen pictured found in rocky/coral reef area at North Solitary Island at a depth of around 12 m.

Additional Notes: 

Whorls rounded or slightly shouldered, aperture greater than half the shell length. Columella smooth, coloured white internally and externally. Grows to 22 mm.

References: 

The Seashells of New South Wales, Des Beechey, Senior Fellow, Australian Museum, Release 25. Website at https://seashellsofnsw.org.au/Coralliophilinae/Pages/coralliophila_squam.... Accessed 05/11/2018.

Atlas of Living Australia website at https://bie.ala.org.au/search?q=Coralliophila+squamosissima. Accessed 05/11/2018.