Atkinsons dove-shell

Anachis atkinsoni (Tenison Woods, 1876)

A small marine gastropd with a variable shell found locally amongst shells washed up along Tomahawk Beach

How to identify Anachis atkinsoni?

A varible shell that may be smooth or feature axial ribs. the colouration may also vary with some featuring brown zig zag markings or orther brown markings, however these may be absent in some specimens

What habitats does Anachis atkinsoni live in?

Can be found subtidally amongst seaweeds and rocks

What is the distribution of Anachis atkinsoni?

Found around most of Australia from Qld to WA including Tasmania

How big does Anachis atkinsoni grow?

Can grow to around 4mm in size

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