Speckled Top Shell

Herpetopoma aspersum (Philippi, 1846)

This smallish shell is solid and a globose-conic shape it is yellowish to pinkish with sparsely scatted red to black dots it has five whorls that are encircled by closely beaded equal spirals.

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What habitats does Herpetopoma aspersum live in?

Subtidally under rocks and stones

What is the distribution of Herpetopoma aspersum?

From WA to NSW including Tasmania

How big does Herpetopoma aspersum grow?

Can grow to around 18mm

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