Dunker’s top-shell

Clanculus dunkeri (Koch in Philippi, 1843)

This shell features five whorls and ornamented with spiral granulose lirae (beaded ribs) the colour varies from browns to reddish purple's and whites.

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What habitats does Clanculus dunkeri live in?

Subtidally amongst seagrasses and seaweeds

What is the distribution of Clanculus dunkeri?

Southern Australia from WA to Victoria including around Tasmania

How big does Clanculus dunkeri grow?

Can grow to around 12mm

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