Captured Worm-Shell

Petaloconchus caperatus (Tate & May, 1900)

An irregularly coiled shell in it's early whorls often attached to rocks and substrate with the last section of the shell standing upright. Colour varies from whites to fawn and brown.

How to identify Petaloconchus caperatus?

What habitats does Petaloconchus caperatus live in?

Can be found subtidally

What is the distribution of Petaloconchus caperatus?

southeastern Australia from NSW to SA including around Tasmania

How big does Petaloconchus caperatus grow?

Can grow to around 10mm

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