Smooth helmet shell with a cream basal colour and light brown blotches. It stays buried under sand during the day and moves about at night searching for prey. The species is normally collected in trawls along the southern Australian coast but enters shallow water off sandy beaches in Tasmania.
Max Size: 9 cm
Sea Temperature Range: 13.0-19.6°C
Habitat: Soft sediment
IUCN Threat Status: Not Evaluated
Occurrence: Infrequent (3% 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: Solitary (1 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