Jeweled Top Shell

Astele armillata (W. Wood, 1828)

Information Mapping information Unfortunately the ALA has this species listed incorrectly as Calliostoma (Fautor) armillatum (Wood, 1828)

This species of gastropd feeds on sponges and is fairly common along the coastal reefs and is often found washed up along Tomahawk Beach following rough weather

How to identify Astele armillata?

The shell has a conical shape like a rounded triangle and feels solid the colour varies slightly around pale yellows and pinks. The shell itself features numerous spiral granose lirae

What habitats does Astele armillata live in?

Subtidally and offshore on sponges in sandy areas

What is the distribution of Astele armillata?

From WA to NSW including Tasmania

How big does Astele armillata grow?

Can grow to around 35mm in length (height in this case)

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