Lyncina carneola (Linnaeus, 1758)

Lyncina carneola
Lyncina carneola
Photographer: 
Ian Shaw
Date: 
Saturday, 1 February 2014
Location: 
N W Solitary Island
Depth: 
8m
Distribution:

Common in the Solitary Islands Marine Park. Ranges throughout the Indo-Pacific. In Australia recorded from around Geraldton in Western Australia, across the tropical north, through Queensland and south to southern NSW.

Ecological Notes:

A shallow water species found in coral rubble areas to a depth of 15m.

Additional Notes:

The shell is a deep honey colour on the dorsal surface with a fawn underside and purple teeth. The mantle is mottled with dark grey and brown blotches and has long grey or white papillae. Most commonly found as a juvenile, grows to 70mm.