Scaly Star Shell

Bellastraea squamifera (Koch, 1844)

A shell that is wider than it is high with the whorls sharply angled and may or may not have a well defined keel and a the base has fine, scaly riblets

How to identify Bellastraea squamifera?

What habitats does Bellastraea squamifera live in?

Lives subtidally amongst seagrasses

What is the distribution of Bellastraea squamifera?

Southern Australia from WA to NSW including northern Tasmania

How big does Bellastraea squamifera grow?

Can grow to around 30mm

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