Ranella australasia (Perry, 1811)

Ranella australasia
Ranella australasia
Photographer: 
Ian Shaw
Date: 
Monday, 30 June 2014
Location: 
Arrawarra Headland
Depth: 
1m
Ranella australasia
Ranella australasia
Photographer: 
Ian Shaw
Date: 
Monday, 30 June 2014
Location: 
Arrawarra Headland
Depth: 
1m
Common name: Australian Triton
Distribution:

Common in the Solitary Islands Marine Park. Recorded from New Zealand and South Africa. In Australia recorded from Tin Can Bay in Queensland to Abrolhos Islands in Western Australia, including Tasmania.

Ecological Notes:

Found around rocky coasts, depth range from intertidal to at least 350m.

Additional Notes:

When alive the thick periostracum obscures an even tan exterior, interior white. Operculum oval. Grows to 130mm, intertidal specimens commonly 80mm in length.