Natica shorehami Pritchard & Gatliff, 1900
Description: Shell moderately solid, spire low. Whorls rounded, sutures weakly impressed. Sculpture restricted to oblique axial grooves below the suture. Aperture entire; inner lip straight, smooth, with callus extending into a circular lobe completely filling the umbilicus. Outer lip of aperture smooth. Colour white, sometimes with a purple tinge. Operculum calcareous, with one to five faint concentric ribs around a smooth, elevated nucleus.
Size: Up to 7 mm in length.
Distribution: Endemic to Australia; Twofold Bay, NSW, to central Vic and Tas.
Habitat: Subtidal, to 50 m. Uncommon.
Figs. 1,2: Twofold Bay, NSW (C.050079)
Copyright Des Beechey 2000