Nerite Sea-snail (genus)
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11 Mar 2013
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.
Nerita melanotragus (syn: N. atramentosa) added.
29 May 2018
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.
Nerita genus added (Nerita spp.)
30 May 2018