species: Palmadusta asellus in Lizard Island Field Guide (Lizard Island Field Guide)
Palmadusta asellus

©Barbara Banks: Palmadusta asellus, Lizard Island lagoon

©Barbara Banks: Palmadusta asellus, Lizard Island lagoon

©Lexie Gersbeck and Gabi Howarth: Palmadusta asellus from the NW side of Palfrey Island, Lizard Island Group. The larger specimen is 2 cm long.
Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Mollusca
Class Gastropoda
Order Littorinimorpha
Family Cypraeidae
Genus Palmadusta
Species Palmadusta asellus



Distinguishing features

Distinguishing features still need to be specified.


  • Up to 2 cm (length according to Wilson, 1993)



©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.