General Description

Shell smooth, pale blue-grey, and brown at the point (apex). Shell up to 1 cm long.


Australwinks cluster in large numbers on rock faces at the highest points on rock platforms. They are usually the most abundant mollusc on rocky shores. They feed primarily on lichens and algae, eating when the rocks are moistened by sea spray.


New Zealand. Western and southern mainland Australia and Tasmania.


Exposed reef and cliff faces around the high tide mark.

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