Lyncina carneola (Linnaeus, 1758)
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.
A shallow water species found in coral rubble areas to a depth of 15m.
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.