Southern Sponge Finger

Vulsella ovata Lamarck, 1819

Commonly found attached to seaweed that has been washed up along the beach this shell is narrow and long often tan brown to whites. the inside of the shell often has a pearl like appearance

How to identify Vulsella ovata?

What habitats does Vulsella ovata live in?

Lives subtidally and offshore embedded in sponges

What is the distribution of Vulsella ovata?

From NSW to WA including Tasmania

How big does Vulsella ovata grow?

Can grow up to around 5cm

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