Phasianotrochus rutilus, Bruny Island, TAS, Photo: Graham Edgar
Differs slightly in shell characteristics from P. irisodontes, and tends to live in a different habitat type, much preferring brown algae to seagrass. The shell is stouter with reddish brown lines that run irregularly and obliquely up the shell.
Max Size: 2 cm
Sea Temperature Range: 12.8-21.9°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