Distinguished from several other elongate conical species in the genus Phasianotrochus by the relatively thin lip, acutely pointed spire, iridescent green aperture and thin spiral lines around the shell. The khaki green of the live shell turns red on beach-washed specimens because of the partial breakdown of the shell pigment. The species occurs abundantly on seaweeds in pools and protected bays on exposed coasts.
Max Size: 4 cm
Sea Temperature Range: 10.6-22.7°C
IUCN Threat Status: Not Evaluated
Occurrence: Infrequent (9% 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