species: Lentigo lentiginosus in ALA: Lizard Island (Lizard Island Field Guide)
Lentigo lentiginosus

©Anne Hoggett: Lentigo lentiginosus at the lagoon entrance bommie, Lizard Island.

©Anne Hoggett: Lentigo lentiginosus with algae and sediment on shell at the lagoon entrance bommie, Lizard Island.

©Cassy Thompson: Lentigo lentiginosus at Lizard Island
Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Mollusca
Class Gastropoda
Order Littorinimorpha
Family Strombidae
Genus Lentigo
Species Lentigo lentiginosus



Distinguishing features

A solid shell to 10 cm long with large nodules on the shoulders and smaller ones elsewhere. Shell white marked with variable blotches of black, brown or purplish.


  • Up to 10 cm (Shell length)



©Atlas of Living Australia: Australian distribution

Web resources


References that assist with identification

  • Wilson, B. (1993). Australian Marine Shells: 1. Prosobranch gastropods Odyssey Publishing, Kallaroo, Western Australia.