Smooth, round shell with a low spire and mottled green markings. It can occur in huge aggregations on southern reefs, and in such situations denudes the reef of large seaweeds. The species is harvested commercially in Tasmania and is considered one of the more tasty gastropods.
Max Size: 5 cm
Sea Temperature Range: 10.4-22.2°C
Depth: 0–10 m
Habitat: Rocky Reef
IUCN Threat Status: Not Evaluated
Occurrence: Common (27% 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: Many (25 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