General Description

Shell smooth with a long pointed spiral end (spire), sides quite straight. Colour patterns variable, usually green-brown with a light line spiral around the shell, sometimes wider broken spiral bands of colour. Opening oval, iridescent green with a thin lip. Inside of the shells brightly iridescent. Shell up to 4 cm long.


Kelp Shells washed up on the beach turn from green to red as they decay. They feed on the kelp amongst which they are found. They are often abundant where they occur.


Southern mainland Australia and Tasmania.


Kelp and other seaweeds in rock pools, bays and coasts.

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