Mangrove Air Breather

Ophicardelus ornatus (Férussac, 1821)

The shell is elongate and oval-shaped with almost smooth whorls showing only fine growth lines. When cleaned, the shells are brown to dark brown in colour with two or three lighter brown or yellowish bands on each whorl. There are two distinct 'teeth' on the left of the shell opening

Sorry I am working on providing identification images and information for this species please check back soon

What habitats does Ophicardelus ornatus live in?

Lives high on the shore amongst strand-line debris in sheltered environments

What is the distribution of Ophicardelus ornatus?

Eastern Australia from QLD to Tasmania

How big does Ophicardelus ornatus grow?

Can grow to around 17mm

Common Name:
Family Name:
Conservation Status:
Provided by The Atlas of Living Australia
Species Added:
Species Updated:
Sorry I do not have any videos for this species at the moment I am working hard to bring more video content as often as I can

Disclaimer: A lot of work goes into trying to identify and ensure accurate identifications are made and that the listed Descriptions, Sizes, Habitats and Distribution information is as accurate and valid as possible. Unfortunately, information in this arena is ever changing and as such no guarantee can be offered that it is correct or currently valid as a result the information is provided as a guide, and it is always suggested that you do a little research to ensure you have the latest and most accurate information. View the reference's or bibliography I welcome any feedback and comments on the information provided.

Take me back up