Rissoina fasciata

Rissoina fasciata
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Size: 1 cm

Distribution: SA coastal and gulf waters east of Port Lincoln

Habitat: Rocky coast under rocks

Depth: Lower intertidal to shallow subtidal

Rissoina fasciata
Rissoina fasciata

This small snail has a mostly pale shell, with 4-7 ribbed, convex whorls. It is similar to the wentletraps (Family Epitoniidae), but that family usually has distinct axial ridges, instead of ribbing. It also resembles Rissoina vincentiana, which is longer, thinner and smoother.