species: Vexillum militare in taxonomy (Lizard Island Field Guide)
Vexillum militare

©Lexie Gersbeck and Gabi Howarth: Vexillum militare about 2 cm long from Casuarina Beach, Lizard Island.
Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Mollusca
Class Gastropoda
Order Neogastropoda
Family Costellariidae
Genus Vexillum
Species Vexillum militare



Distinguishing features

Distinguishing features still need to be specified.


  • Up to 2 cm (length according to Wilson, 1994)



©Atlas of Living Australia: Australian distribution

Web resources


References that assist with identification

  • Wilson, B.R. (1994). Australian Marine Shells: 2. Prosobranch gastropods Odyssey Publishing, Kallaroo, Western Australia.

Other references

  • Robertson, R. (1981). List of shell-bearing mollusks observed and collected at Lizard Island, Great Barrier Reef, Australia, Tryonia, 4: 1-32. LIRS catalog number 403.