species: Gyrineum gyrinum in Lizard Island area: all known taxa (Lizard Island Field Guide)
Gyrineum gyrinum

©Barbara Banks: Gyrineum gyrinumat Clam Garden, Lizard Island. Thanks to Dr Richard Willan (NT Museum) for the identification.

©Barbara Banks: Gyrineum gyrinum about 20 mm long at Clam Garden, Lizard Island.

©Lyle Vail: Gyrineum gyrinum less than 2 cm long off South Island, Lizard Island Group.
Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Mollusca
Class Gastropoda
Order Littorinimorpha
Family Cymatiidae
Genus Gyrineum
Species Gyrineum gyrinum



Distinguishing features

Distinguishing features still need to be specified.


  • Up to 3 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.

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.