species: Nassarius coronatus in taxonomy (Lizard Island Field Guide)
Nassarius coronatus

©Barbara Banks: Nassarius coronatus at Lizard Island

©Barbara Banks: Nassarius coronatus at Lizard Island

©Anne Hoggett: Nassarius coronatus about 2 cm long, intertidal sand flat at Casuarina Beach, Lizard Island
Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Mollusca
Class Gastropoda
Order Neogastropoda
Family Nassariidae
Genus Nassarius
Species Nassarius coronatus



Distinguishing features

Distinguishing features still need to be specified.


  • Size data has not been obtained.




These little snails are common and very active on just-wet sand flats at low tide.

Web resources


References that assist with identification

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

Other references

  • Huelsken, T. (2008). Phylogenetic relationship and species identification within the Natcidae Guilding, 1834 (Gastropoda: Caenogastropoda), Ph.D. thesis, Ruhr-Universitaet Bochum. LIRS catalog number 1204.
  • Keable, S.J. (1992). The scavenging, small marine invertebrates of Lizard Island, Queensland, Australia, M.Sc. thesis, Macquarie University, Sydney. LIRS catalog number 322.
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