Cuspivolva draperi (Cate and Azuma in Cate, 1973)

Distribution: 

Rare in the Solitary Islands Marine Park. In New South Wales has been recorded from Coffs Harbour, South West Rocks and Port Stephens where it can be locally common.

Ecological Notes: 

Found on Euplexaura sp. gorgonian fans. (Pers.obs. Ian Shaw). 

Additional Notes: 

As with most ovulids, small size, superb camouflage and cryptic habit mean they are often overlooked by divers. Grows to approximately 20 mm in length.

References: 

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

Reef Life Survey website at https://reeflifesurvey.com/species/cuspivolva-draperi/. Accessed 05/11/2018.