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Peristernia brazieri (Angas, 1877)

Description: Whorls sculptured with 7 or 8 axial folds per whorl crossed by faint spiral striae, about 10-15 on the penultimate whorl. Surface irregular due to numerous axial growth lines. Columella smooth, outer lip lirate to deep within the aperture. Posterior canal well defined, bordered by a callus pad and lira on parietal wall. White or yellowish brown internally, light brown exteriorly, with a thin brown periostracum.

Size: Up to 37 mm in length, commonly 25 mm.

Distribution: Endemic to Australia; Caloundra, Qld, to Woolgoolga, NSW.

Habitat: Under rocks on rocky shores, mid-tide level and below. Common.

Figs. 1,2: Shelly Beach, south of Yamba, NSW (C.338266)


Copyright Des Beechey 2000