Saint Aloysius' Top-shell

Clanculus aloysii Tenison-Woods, 1876

A small conical shellit is whitish or corneous in colour, marked above with zigzag radiating stripes that may be broken into dots or flecks of dark browns to black.

How to identify Clanculus aloysii?

What habitats does Clanculus aloysii live in?

Can be found living amoungst the seaweeds and seagrasses in subtidal waters

What is the distribution of Clanculus aloysii?

Southeastern Australia from NSW to Victoria and around Tasmania

How big does Clanculus aloysii grow?

Can grow to around 10mm in size

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