Ranellidae - Cymatiinae: Charonia lampas rubicunda  (Linnaeus, 1758) ('reddish rock-whelk')  

Synonym(s): lampas rubicunda Perry, 1811 rubicunda Perry, 1811 australe Reeve, 1844 nodiferus Tryon, 1881 euclia Hedley, 1914 capax Finlay, 1927 powelli Cotton, 1957.

Figures a-b: 175 mm, Dunalley, TAS (E), coll. S. Grove.

Typical shell-length 200 mm.  Lives subtidally and offshore amongst rocks and seaweed, especially in exposed environments.  Native. Occurs in southeastern and southwestern Australia (QLD, NSW, TAS, VIC, SA and WA); also New Zealand.  In Tasmanian waters, this is a widespread species but seldom beached; most common in the E and S.


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