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Clanculus plebejus Philippi, 1852

Common around the Tasmanian Coast including locally around Tomahawk in particular underrocks in the lower intertidal zones around Tomahawk Island and Tomahawk Point

How to identify Clanculus plebejus?

The small shell is depressed and umbilicate. It is pinkish brown, gray or yellow, the ribs articulated with dots of black and white, often forming radiating lines above, zigzag beneath, where yellow replaces pink in the ground-color

What habitats does Clanculus plebejus live in?

Subtidally amongst rocks and seaweed

What is the distribution of Clanculus plebejus?

New South Wales, South Australia, Tasmania, Victoria and Western Australia

How big does Clanculus plebejus grow?

Varies between 6 mm and 11 mm

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