False Ear Shell

Stomatella impertusa (Burrow, 1815)

The colour of the small thin fragile shell varies a lot featuring three whorls with the body whorl expanded to a more oval shape.

How to identify Stomatella impertusa?

What habitats does Stomatella impertusa live in?

Attached to rocks in the intertidal and subtidal areas

What is the distribution of Stomatella impertusa?

Southwest Pacific including around Australia and Tasmania although not often sighted around Tasmania

How big does Stomatella impertusa grow?

Varies between 5 mm and 25 mm

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