Necklace Weed Shell

Phasianotrochus bellulus (Philippi, 1845)

The solid, imperforate, acute shell has an elongate-conic shape. It is polished, grayish or pinkish, with a few spiral orange lines, two on the penultimate whorl. The spaces between these lines marked with short white curved lines in pairs, often forming a figure 8 shaped pattern. The about 8 whorls are nearly flat

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What habitats does Phasianotrochus bellulus live in?

Lives subtidally amongst seaweed and seagrass

What is the distribution of Phasianotrochus bellulus?

Southern Australia from WA to Victoria including Tasmania

How big does Phasianotrochus bellulus grow?

The height of the shell varies between 12 mm and 18 mm

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