Banded Dog Whelk

Nassarius pyrrhus (Menke, 1843)

The shell is ovate and conical. The spire is short, pointed, composed of seven or eight convex whorls. It features beading and brown to reddish banding over the whitish shell

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What habitats does Nassarius pyrrhus live in?

Lives subtidally on sand

What is the distribution of Nassarius pyrrhus?

From WA to Victoria including Tasmania

How big does Nassarius pyrrhus grow?

Can grow to around 20mm

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