Abundant species among the tubeworms and barnacles on which it feeds in the mid intertidal zone. The shell shape is extremely variable, but always has a number of offwhite ridges on each whorl crossed by ribs and with dark grooves between. Two related species with similar shapes are also common: Lepsiella flindersi, a species found from low-tide level to 10 m depth, has a larger and wider shell with fewer ribs and ridges, andÂ Â Â Lepsiella reticulata has a light brown colouration overall and nodulose ridges with dark spots on the nodules.
Max Size: 2 cm
Sea Temperature Range: 11.5-21.2°C
Habitat: Rocky Reef
IUCN Threat Status: Not Evaluated
Occurrence: Infrequent (2% 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 (3 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