Drupa rubusidaeus, Coral Sea, Australia, Photo: Graham Edgar
Drupa rubusidaeus, Tonga, Photo: Graham Edgar
Low spire, white shell with large spines, including on outer lip margin; mauve aperture grading to yellow at margin, three small ridges low on columella. Aperture of similar Purple Pacific Drupe (Drupa morum) is purple with large teeth, shell with small black spots.
Max Size: 4 cm
Sea Temperature Range: 24.2-30.3°C
IUCN Threat Status: Not Evaluated
Occurrence: Infrequent (3% 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: Solitary (1 per transect)
Abundance is calculated as the average number of individuals recorded per RLS transect, where present.