Ranellidae - Ranellinae: Argobuccinum pustulosum  (Lightfoot, 1786) ('flag triton')  

Synonym(s): pustulosum Lightfoot, 1786 tumidum Dunker, 1862.

Figures a-b: 66 mm, Freycinet Peninsula, TAS (E), coll. S. Grove. Figures c-d: 26 mm, South Bruny Island, TAS (S), coll. S. Grove. Figures e-f: 10 mm, Maria Island, TAS (E), coll. S. Grove.

Typical shell-length 80 mm. Periostracum often persists.  Lives subtidally and offshore amongst rocks and seaweed, especially in exposed environments.  Native. Occurs in southeastern Australia (NSW, TAS, VIC and SA); also New Zealand, South Africa and southern South America.  In Tasmanian waters, this is a widespread species, but commoner as a beached shell in the S.


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