Hedleytriphora basimascula

Hedleytriphora basimascula
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Size: 8 mm

Distribution: All SA coastal and gulf waters

Habitat: Rocky reef, on sponges

Depth: Lower intertidal to 10+ metres

Hedleytriphora basimascula

This small snail has a long, slightly convex spire. It is brown with white, strongly beaded bands, lightening towards the tip of the spire. Found under rocks or in association with sponges, it is very similar to a host of other microsnails. Unlike many, however, it has a sinstral (left-handed) spiral, and can be differentiated from other similar species (mostly from the Triphoridae and Cerithiidae families) by its colour, pattern and beading.