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Ericusa sericata Thornley, 1951

Description: Shell light to moderate in weight, smooth and shining with a blunt apex; body whorl flat centrally, sometimes depressed to form a very broad, shallow concavity around centre of body whorl. Columella with four strong plaits; outer lip simple, smooth, sometimes thickened internally towards centre. Background colour salmon or pinkish-fawn, with a row of axial streaks below suture and an unornamented band below. Body whorl with light brown pattern allowing irregular tent-shaped pattern of background  to show through.

Size: Adults 75-125 mm in length.

Distribution: Endemic to Australia; Wide Bay (south of Fraser Is), Queensland, to Wollongong, NSW.

Habitat: Known from 55-210 metres. Uncommon.

Fig. 1 Off Cape Moreton, Queensland (DLB1735)


Copyright Des Beechey 2004