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Bellastraea aurea (Jonas, 1844)

This is a very common species and is often found washed up along Tomahawk beach with it's golden yellow shell, alive they are common amongst the seagrasses and algaes throughout the bay

How to identify Bellastraea aurea?

This shell is golden brown to olive in colour it is depressed-conic in shape and contains five whorls

What habitats does Bellastraea aurea live in?

Lives subtidally amongst seaweed and seagrass

What is the distribution of Bellastraea aurea?

From WA to Victoria including Tasmania

How big does Bellastraea aurea grow?

Can grow to around 19mm

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