Granata imbricata (Lamarck, 1816)
Description: Shell flattened, width about 2.5 times height. Sculptured with finely scaled crowded spiral ribs, about 30-40 at the lip. Columella smooth, aperture lirate. Exterior coloration cream to light brown with dark brown spots restricted to the spiral ribs, sometimes arranged in wavy axial lines. Interior nacreous.
Size: Up to 43 mm wide, commonly about 25 mm.
Distribution: Endemic to Australia; Port Stephens, NSW, to Kalbarra, WA, including Tas.
Habitat: Under rocks, often in silty situations, from lower intertidal down to about 20 m. Common.
Figs. 1,2: Long Reef, Collaroy, NSW (C.135775)
Copyright Des Beechey 2000