Phasianella australis, 1 of 2. Chain of Bays, SA, Photo: Andrew Green
Phasianella australis, 2 of 2. Chain of Bays, SA, Photo: Andrew Green
Abundant gastropod, well known to most shell collectors because of its relatively large size and pretty combination of stripes, blotches and chevrons. It occurs most commonly on marine plants just below low-tide level along sheltered open coast.
Max Size: 10 cm
Sea Temperature Range: 11.5-21.8°C
Habitat: Coral Reef, Rocky Reef, Seagrass
IUCN Threat Status: Not Evaluated
Occurrence: Frequent (18% 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 (4 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