Graphicomassa ligula (Duclos, 1840)

Mitrella albina
Mitrella albina
Photographer: 
Ian Shaw
Date: 
Wednesday, 23 May 2007
Location: 
Nth Solitary Island
Depth: 
16m
Distribution:

Uncommon in Solitary Islands Marine Park. Recorded from the Indo-West Pacific region, more common in tropical waters. In Australia recorded from Fremantle in Western Australia, across the north and rarely south to Sydney on the east coast.  

Ecological Notes:

Frequents sand and rubble substrate, intertidal to 15 m depth.

Additional Notes:

Colour may be uniformly white, have irregular brown streaks as pictured here or be mottled fawn and white. Previously known as Mitrella albina.

Grows to about 17mm.

References:

Neville Coleman, 2002 Sea Shells, Catalogue of Indo-Pacific Mollusca. Neville Coleman's Underwater Geographic Pty Ltd, 2003. p.109.

Atlas of Living Australia website at https://bie.ala.org.au/search?q=Graphicomassa+ligula. Accessed 07/11/2018.

Palomares, M.L.D. and D. Pauly. Editors. 2018. SeaLifeBase. World Wide Web electronic publication. www.sealifebase.org, version (06/2018). https://www.sealifebase.ca/summary/Graphicomassa-ligula.html. Accessed 07/11/2018.