Allport Top Shell

Calliostoma allporti

Calliostoma allporti - Allport Top Shell
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Size: 15 mm

Distribution: All SA coastal and gulf waters

Habitat: Rocky reef under rocks

Depth: Subtidal

Calliostoma allporti - Allport Top Shell

This squat, conical snail is uncommon, but can be found on sponges and bryozoans, or under rocks. It has relatively strait whorls which are nodulose and is a bright orange in colour. Its whorls are outlined by double rows of red subsutural dashes on a more pale underlying colouration. This species is distinctive and unlikely to be confused with another.

Further Reference

Molluscs of Tasmania