Astele armillata

Calliostoma armillata | Calliostoma armillatum
Astele armillata
Astele armillata, Rocky Cape, TAS, Photo: Rick Stuart-Smith
Astele armillata
Astele armillata, Cape Barren Is, TAS, Photo: Graham Edgar
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Astele armillata
Astele armillata


Temperate Australasia


Pretty shell, with virtually no variation in colour or pattern throughout its range. It lives in the open, grazing on algae-encrusted rock, and is most common below the kelp zone on eastern Tasmanian reefs.


Max Size: N/A cm

Sea Temperature Range: 12.3-24.6°C

Depth: 0-30m

Habitat Generalization Index: N/A

Also referred to as the SGI (Species Generalisation Index), this describes the habitat niche breadth of the species. Species with values less than 15 are found in a relatively narrow range of reef habitat types (specialists), while those over 25 may be found on most hard substrates within their range (generalists). Learn more here.

Conservation and Rarity

IUCN Status: Not Evaluated

Occurrence: Infrequent (2.6% of sites)

Occurrence describes how often the species is found on surveys within its distribution. It is calculated as the % of reef sites surveyed by RLS divers across all the ecoregions in which the species has been observed

Abundance: Few (2 per transect)

Abundance is calculated as the average number of individuals recorded per RLS transect, where present.

Edit by: GJ Edgar. 2008. Australian Marine Life. New Holland, Sydney