Pointed Kelp Shell

Phasianotrochus apicinus (Menke, 1843)

An elongated conical shinny shell that is coloured greyish to brownish yellow with a number of fine obliquely longitudinal red lines. The shell features 8 to 9 whorls that are nearly flat

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What habitats does Phasianotrochus apicinus live in?

Subtidally amongst seaweed

What is the distribution of Phasianotrochus apicinus?

From WA to VIC Including Tasmania

How big does Phasianotrochus apicinus grow?

Can grow to around 20mm

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