Erronea xanthodon (Sowerby, 1832)

Erronea xanthodon
Erronea xanthodon
Photographer: 
Ian Shaw
Date: 
Wednesday, 15 November 2017
Location: 
N W Solitary Island
Depth: 
9m
Erronea xanthodon
Erronea xanthodon
Photographer: 
Ian Shaw
Date: 
Wednesday, 15 November 2017
Location: 
N W Solitary Is.
Depth: 
9m
Distribution:

Relatively common throughout the Solitary Islands Marine Park. Ranges from Queensland to northern New South Wales.

Ecological Notes:

Frequents areas of rocky and coral reef, rubble areas, often under rocks or slabs.

Additional Notes:

One of the more common cowries in New South Wales, endemic to eastern Australia. Identified by blue grey banded dorsal surface (top photograph) and the strong darker coloured teeth on a coloured base (lower photograph). Grows to at least 39mm in length. 

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