Astralium rhodostomum, 1 of 2. Lord Howe Is, NSW, Photo: Andrew Green
Astralium rhodostomum, 2 of 2. Lord Howe Is, NSW, Photo: Andrew Green
Height similar to width, flat-sided whorls with series of projecting spines along lower edge, shell normally covered in coralline algae, shiny white aperture with mauve tint, ovate operculum with pinkish margin. Length to 3.5 cm.
Max Size: 4 cm
Habitat: Coral Reef
IUCN Threat Status: Not Evaluated
Occurrence: Infrequent (4% 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: Many (13 per transect)
Abundance is calculated as the average number of individuals recorded per RLS transect, where present.