Western Black Nerite

Nerita atramentosa Reeve, 1855

A black shell that has a flattened spire with the final whorl (body whorl)being expanded. The shell is mostly smooth but has very fine, almost indistinguishable, spiral lines it has a semicircular aperture with a white inner lip. The operculum is black.

This species can be confused with the Eastern Black Nerita as both look similar the key difference being the operculum see the pictures below.

How to identify Nerita atramentosa?

What habitats does Nerita atramentosa live in?

Lives intertidally on rocks

What is the distribution of Nerita atramentosa?

Most states of Australia

How big does Nerita atramentosa grow?

Shell up to 3 cm

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