Dentimitrella menkeana

Dentimitrella menkeana
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Size: 2 cm

Distribution: All SA coastal and gulf waters

Habitat: Amongst seagrass on sandy coastline

Depth: Subtidal to 10+ metres

Dentimitrella menkeana

This columbellid snail can be variable in colour, but is often orange, with a dark brown spiral band interrupted by white bars or chevrons. Its shell is elongate and straight-sided, similar to Mitrella lincolnensis, but its pattern and colouration differs. It is also generally larger, growing to 2 cm in length.

Further Reference

Sea Shells of New South Wales