Conuber melastomum (Swainson, 1822)
Description: Shell flattened, sculptured with fine spiral striae and oblique axial growth lines. Columella callus reddish brown, generally reflected to completely cover the umbilicus. Colour fawn or grey, interior purple-brown. Operculum corneous.
Size: Up to 38 mm high, 36 mm wide.
Distribution: Endemic to Australia; Noosa, Qld, to Westernport, Vic.
Habitat: Intertidal sand and mud flats in bays and inlets; locally common.
Figs. 1,2: Bermagui, NSW (C.345979)
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