Rhinoclavis bituberculata

Western creeper | Rhinoclavis bituberculatum
Rhinoclavis bituberculata
Rhinoclavis bituberculata, 1 of 2. Rottnest is, WA, Photo: Andrew Green
Rhinoclavis bituberculata
Rhinoclavis bituberculata, 2 of 2. Rottnest Is, WA, Photo: Andrew Green
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Rhinoclavis bituberculata
Rhinoclavis bituberculata


Temperate Australasia


Elongate with sharp spire and 10-14 whorls, and with paired spiral rows of white tubercles. This creeper is very common on shallow flats with clean sand in the Perth region, including sand patches among seagrass.


Max Size: 6 cm

Sea Temperature Range: 18.5-22.7°C

Depth: 0-12m

Habitat Generalization Index: N/A

Also referred to as the SGI (Species Generalisation Index), this describes the habitat niche breadth of the species. Species with values less than 15 are found in a relatively narrow range of reef habitat types (specialists), while those over 25 may be found on most hard substrates within their range (generalists). Learn more here.

Conservation and Rarity

IUCN Status: Not Evaluated

Occurrence: Frequent (13.9% 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