Uncommon in the Solitary Islands Marine Park. Distributed throughout the Indo-West Pacific region. In Australia recorded from around Shark Bay in Western Australia and the Queensland and northern New South Wales coastline.
Found in rocky reef areas, usually well camouflaged and not often noticed. Members of this family are carnivorous, feeding mainly on barnacles, bivalves and other molluscs. Specimens pictured photographed at a depth of 10 m.
Distinguished from Thais ambustulatus by the plain brown operculum, the former having a prominent dark striped operculum. Grows to 61 mm. Previously known as Thais alouina.
Atlas of Living Australia website at https://bie.ala.org.au/search?q=mancinella+alouina. Accessed 08/11/2018.
The Seashells of New South Wales, Des Beechey, Senior Fellow, Australian Museum, Release 25. Website at https://seashellsofnsw.org.au/Muricidae/Pages/muricidae_intro.htm#Coverage. Accessed 08/11/2018.