species: Calpurnus verrucosus in Lizard Island area: all known taxa (Lizard Island Field Guide)
Calpurnus verrucosus


©Marianne Dwyer: Calpurnus verrucosus at Vicki's Reef, Lizard Island.

©Marianne Dwyer: Calpurnus verrucosus at Vicki's Reef, Lizard Island. The shell is about 3.5 cm long but the esposed mantle is about 8 cm long.

©Vanessa Messmer: Two Calpurnus verrucosus apparently feeding on Sarcophyton sp soft coral at Lizard Island.
Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Mollusca
Class Gastropoda
Order Littorinimorpha
Family Ovulidae
Genus Calpurnus
Species Calpurnus verrucosus

Colours

                        

Distinguishing features

A small white shell with distinctive button-like knobs and pinkish colouration at each end. The animal is white with dark brown spots on the mantle and foot.

Size

  • Up to 3.5 cm (Shell length)

Synonyms

Distribution


©Atlas of Living Australia: Australian distribution

Web resources

References

References that assist with identification

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