Wavy Top Shell

Clanculus undatus (Lamarck, 1816)

Not as common as others in this genus locally but can be found washed up along Tomahawk Beach from time to time

How to identify Clanculus undatus?

The largest top shell in the genus Clanculus, the shell is reddish-brown with a number of black or dark spots arranged in rows. The shell is squat and rounded with small beaded spirals around the six whorls

What habitats does Clanculus undatus live in?

Can be found under rocks and in rock crevices and washed up along beaches

What is the distribution of Clanculus undatus?

Southern Australian coasts including around Tasmania

How big does Clanculus undatus grow?

Can grow to around 40mm however smaller sizes are commonly found

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