Kelp Shell

Phasianotrochus eximius (Perry, 1811)

Common around Tomahawk often found washed up along Tomahawk Beach this species is very common amongst the Sea Nymph Amphibolis antarctica beds around the Tomahawk coast

How to identify Phasianotrochus eximius?

Shell smooth with a long pointed spiral end (spire), sides quite straight. Colour patterns variable, usually green-brown with a light line spiral around the shell, sometimes wider broken spiral bands of colour. Opening oval, iridescent green with a thin lip. Inside of the shells brightly iridescent

What habitats does Phasianotrochus eximius live in?

Kelp and other seaweeds in rock pools, bays and coasts

What is the distribution of Phasianotrochus eximius?

Southern mainland Australia and Tasmania

How big does Phasianotrochus eximius grow?

Can grow to around 4cm

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