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Epitonium jukesianum (Forbes, 1852)

This species is a predetory marine snail that feeds on sea anemones. Often more commonly seen washed up along the beach than in live speciemens.

How to identify Epitonium jukesianum?

A white shell that is longer than it is wide with the body whorls featuring a number of axial ribs on each whorl

What habitats does Epitonium jukesianum live in?

Can be found intertidally and subtidally in shallow water around sea anemones that it prays on

What is the distribution of Epitonium jukesianum?

Southern Australia including around Tasmania and is also found in New Zealand

How big does Epitonium jukesianum grow?

Can grow to around 15mm long

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