White Irus

Irus carditoides Lamarck, 1818

This ribbed shell has anumber of fine raised bands that wrap around the shell and whilst these wear away with age they are still present

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What habitats does Irus carditoides live in?

Lives intertidally and subtidally in crevices amongst rocks and seaweed, especially in exposed environments

What is the distribution of Irus carditoides?

Endemic to southeastern and southwestern Australia (TAS, VIC, SA and WA)

How big does Irus carditoides grow?

Typical shell-length up to 50 mm

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