Gold-mouthed Conniwink

Bembicium auratum (Quoy & Gaimard, 1834)

A solid, conical, straight-sided shell. Lower half of each whorl bears a row of low nodules. Shell colour off-white with darker brown blotches; the blotches usually coincide with the nodules, giving rise to a wavy, spiral arrangement of alternating dark and pale patches. Periphery of body-whorl forming a sharp transition to the flattened base of the shell, which bears a series of shallow spiral grooves. The dark blotches on the base are more distinct than on the rest of the shell

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What habitats does Bembicium auratum live in?

Lives intertidally on various substrates, even mud, especially on sheltered shores

What is the distribution of Bembicium auratum?

Southern Australia from WA to QLD including Tasmania

How big does Bembicium auratum grow?

Can grow to around 15mm

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