Graphicomassa ligula (Duclos, 1840)

Mitrella albina
Mitrella albina
Ian Shaw
Wednesday, 23 May 2007
Nth Solitary Island

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.


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 Accessed 07/11/2018.

Palomares, M.L.D. and D. Pauly. Editors. 2018. SeaLifeBase. World Wide Web electronic publication., version (06/2018). Accessed 07/11/2018.