Amoria zebra (Leach, 1814)

Photographer: 
Ray Phipps
Date: 
Sunday, 1 November 1987
Location: 
Muttonbird Island
Depth: 
8m
Distribution:

Common at inshore areas of the Solitary Islands Marine Park. Endemic to Australia. recorded from north of Mackay in Queensland south to Sydney, New South Wales.

Ecological Notes:

Found in shallow water with sandy areas. Intertidal in sand to a depth of 55 m.

Additional Notes:

Variable colour pattern, usually axial brown lines on a fawn background but unmarked white or golden shells appear in some localities. Grows to 70 mm but usually 30 - 50 mm.

References:

The Seashells of New South Wales, Des Beechey, Senior Fellow, Australian Museum, Release 25. Website at https://seashellsofnsw.org.au/Volutidae/Pages/Amoria_zebra.htm. Accessed 16/10/2018.