Heliacus ponderi (Garrard, 1978)

Heliacus ponderi
Heliacus ponderi
Photographer: 
Ian Shaw
Date: 
Thursday, 26 June 2014
Location: 
North Rock
Depth: 
8m
Distribution:

Common in the Solitary Islands Marine Park. Endemic to Australia, recorded from New South Wales, across the south to southern Western Australia and including Tasmania.

Ecological Notes:

Frequents subtidal areas among zoanthids. 

Additional Notes:

Note helical operculum and newly deposited egg mass on food source zoanthid, Zoanthus robustus. Grows to around 9mm shell width.