Cymbiola magnifica (Gebauer, 1802)

Photographer: 
Ian Shaw
Date: 
Monday, 30 December 2002
Location: 
N W Solitary Island
Depth: 
22m
Date: 
Saturday, 30 July 2011
Location: 
North Rock
Depth: 
6m
Common name: Magnificent Volute
Distribution:

Common throughout the Solitary Islands Marine Park. Endemic to Australia and distributed along the east coast from southern Queensland to Victoria.

Ecological Notes:

Frequents sandy areas often adjacent to rocky or coral reef. Regularly trawled from depths to at least 200m. Commonly seen by divers at depths or 5m or greater.

Additional Notes:

Aperture length more than 3/4 the total shell length, interior orange. Four darker brown bands around body whorl, colour may vary according to geographic location. Grows to 35cm, typically 25cm.