Morula spinosa (H. Adams and A. Adams, 1853)

Photographer: 
Steve Smith
Date: 
Sunday, 5 June 2011
Location: 
Nth Solitary Island
Depth: 
10m
Distribution:

Uncommon in Solitary Islands Marine Park. Tropical species found throughout the Indo-west Pacific region. Known as far south as the Solitary Islands on the east coast of Australia.

Ecological Notes:

Species of this family known from trawled specimens as deep as 600m.

Additional Notes:

An important predator on mussels, barnacles and other sessile animals. Grows to 30mm.

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