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Many of these were found on small rocky areas near an ocean beach at low tide.
About 20mm diameter, mostly matte black.
Ocean/bay beach on a small patch of sedimentary rocks.
No operculum was found nor live specimens so species ID is difficult.

Date & Time

2013-03-11 02:34 PM [Melbourne]


  -38.397643 , 145.114738 : 1.131 m

Near Victoria, Australia


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  1. David Francis  Nerita melanotragus (syn: N. atramentosa) added.

    Reply • 29 May 2018

    • Mark Ridgway  Hi David. I just chatted with Audrey Falconer and Simon Grove who treat them as two species. Unfortunately my pic doesn't have the information to distinguish - an operculum with either black or brown colouration. :-) Can I therefore ask a favour to add Nerita sp. - thanks.

      Reply • 29 May 2018

  2. David Francis  Nerita genus added (Nerita spp.)

    Reply • 30 May 2018

NS Observation No. 5B0B9E10ED2A89FA060053EC
Created 2018-05-28 04:17 PM (about 2 years ago)
Created By Mark Ridgway
Updated 2018-05-31 04:58 PM (about 2 years ago)
Updated By Mark Ridgway
Edits 3
Photo Quality good-for-id
Camera Date-Stamp No
Camera Geotag Yes
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