Common Pheasant Shell

Phasianella ventricosa Swainson, 1822

The Common Pheasant Shell, is a species of sea snail a marine gastropod mollusk.

It is a medium weight shell, with rounded whorls. The surface is smooth and glossy. The basic coloration is brick-red with fawn or cream axial streaks and alternating brown and white spiral lines

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What habitats does Phasianella ventricosa live in?

This species live subtidally commonly found amoungst seaweed and seagrasses. Locally this is a common species found along beaches particularly following some rough weather.

What is the distribution of Phasianella ventricosa?

It can be found from New South Wales to Western Australia and Tasmania

How big does Phasianella ventricosa grow?

up to 5 cm

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