General Description

Four side plates, forming a wide conical shape. Colour varies from grey-white plates with pink tips in young animals, to pink in older animals. Opening pentagonal shape. Differs from Tesseropora rosea by preferring sheltered areas on the shore and having a more regular conical shape. Up to 1 cm high, 2 cm wide.


This species is not known to occur in estuaries or as a fouling species that might for example attach to boats or pier pylons.


Southern Australia.


Exposed rocky shores in sheltered areas such as crevices or under rocks, near low tide level, to depth of 9 m.

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