Drupa morum

Purple pacific drupe
Drupa morum
Drupa morum, NW Australia, Photo: Ben Jones



Low spire, white shell with large spines, including on upper outer lip margin, surface normally covered in algal growth; relatively narrow purple aperture, three small white ridges central on columella, six white denticles unevenly distributed on inside of outer lip.


Max Size: 4 cm

Sea Temperature Range: 23-29.5°C

Depth: N/A

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 (1.1% 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: Graham Edgar