Haliotis coccoradiata (Reeve, 1846)

Haliotis coccoradiata
Haliotis coccoradiata
Photographer: 
Ian Shaw
Date: 
Monday, 30 September 2013
Location: 
N W Solitary Island
Depth: 
10m
Distribution:

Common throughout the Sollitary Islands Marine Park. Endemic to Australia, found from southern Queensland to eastern Victoria and northern Tasmania.

Ecological Notes:

Usually found on the underside of dead coral slabs or rocks. Depth from intertidal to subtidal.

Additional Notes:

Spire low, with rounded shoulders. Sculpture varies from almost smooth to strongly spirally ribbed, colour brown, orange or red, sometimes with broad, irregular, curved rays of green and white. Siphonal holes low, the last 5 - 8 open. Grows to 75mm.

References:

The Seashells of New South Wales, Des Beechey, Senior Fellow, Australian Museum, Release 25. Website at https://seashellsofnsw.org.au/Haliotidae/Pages/haliotis_coccoradiata.htm. Accessed 07/11/2018.