Nerita atramentosa

Nerita atramentosa Reeve, 1855

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Description

Look Alikes

Nerita melanotragus

Author(s): Frey, Melissa A.
Rights holder(s): Frey, Melissa A.

Ecology and Distribution

Distribution

Southeastern Indian and Southwestern Pacific: Western Australia to Tasmania and southern New South Wales, Australia

Author(s): Frey, Melissa A.
Rights holder(s): Frey, Melissa A.

Habitat

Marine intertidal: rocky shores; mid littoral

Author(s): Frey, Melissa A.
Rights holder(s): Frey, Melissa A.

References

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