Phasianella ventricosa, Chain of Bays, SA, Photo: Andrew Green
More rounded and swollen shell than P. australis, with the spire relatively short compared with the size of the last whorl. It is also smaller and less common than its relative and prefers a more exposed habitat.
Max Size: 5 cm
Sea Temperature Range: 12.0-22.2°C
Habitat: Coral Reef, Rocky Reef
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 (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