Granata imbricata, South Australia, Photo: Graham Edgar
Cream shell with numerous fine spiral ridges and a pearly interior. Because of its very large aperture, it superficially resembles a small abalone.
Max Size: 4 cm
Sea Temperature Range: 13.4-21.1°C
Depth: 0-20 m
IUCN Threat Status: Not Evaluated
Occurrence: Rare (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: GJ Edgar. 2008. Australian Marine Life. New Holland, Sydney