Cart-Rut Shell

Dicathais orbita (Gmelin, 1791)

Adult shell white with a short pointed end (spire); juveniles often brown. Eastern form has rough ridges around the shell, which in the western and southern forms are broken up into discontinuous lumps. Aperture cream, often with a yellow stripe around internal edge

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What habitats does Dicathais orbita live in?

In crevices on rock platforms and rocky reefs, to depths greater than 10 m

What is the distribution of Dicathais orbita?

Southern mainland Australia and Tasmania

How big does Dicathais orbita grow?

Can grow to around 70mm

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