Purpuradusta gracilis (Gaskoin, 1849)

Photographer: 
Steve Smith
Date: 
Thursday, 23 January 1997
Location: 
Diggers Camp
Depth: 
1m
Distribution:

Uncommon in the Solitary Islands Marine Park. General distribution through the Indo-West Pacific. In Australia recorded from central Western Australia, across the north to Queensland and south to central NSW.

Ecological Notes:

Found intertidally on rocky shores, rock platforms.

Additional Notes:

Shell small, solid with fine and numerous teeth. Base and lower sides pale/white with conspicuous brown spots. Dorsal surface pale grey/blue with many scattered small brown spots, usually a large central brown blotch. Mantle transparent greyish with whitish coloured papillae. Grows to 25mm.

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