Common Conniwink

Bembicium melanostomum (Gmelin, 1791)

Shell conical but with slightly convex whorls, which may either be smooth or bear a row of raised ridges or nodules on their lower third. Colour variable, from plain pale grey through to almost black; typically with diagonal interrupted wavy dark bands or tessellations. Periphery of body-whorl forms a sharply-defined separation from the base of the shell, which usually bears spiral grooves and is usually pale with well-defined dark brown flecks. The central part of the base (columella) and adjacent parts of the aperture (mouth) are usually flushed with orange.

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What habitats does Bembicium melanostomum live in?

Intertidally amongst rocks and seaweed

What is the distribution of Bembicium melanostomum?

South-eastern Australia

How big does Bembicium melanostomum grow?

Shell height can grow to around 15mm

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